Thursday, August 22, 2019

Worship, Not Worry - Devotion on Genesis 12

Scripture: Genesis 12:6-7
At that time the Canaanites were in the land. The Lord appeared to Abram and said, “To your offspring I will give this land.” So he built an altar there to the Lord, who had appeared to him.

I love how the Canaanites are a side note in this passage. Moses, under the direction of the Holy Spirit, seems to be saying, “Yeah, the Canaanites were there, but they didn’t matter. God had plans for what He was going to do with that land.”

Up until this vision of and conversation with God, Abram had no idea that the Lord was going to give him the land. He simply thought he was to move there and live alongside the people. Now, God blesses him with promised possession.

Can you imagine being Abram at that moment, hearing that God is going to do so much for you? And yet God has promised us even more. We have an eternal home waiting for us where nothing bad will ever happen. And even in our lives now, God does more for us than we deserve or can imagine. His blessings on the lives of His children are extravagant. He overwhelms us with His love!

And what does Abram do? He worships. It’s the only appropriate response he can give. Even before God clears out the Canaanites and gives him the land, Abram worships because He believes God will fulfill His promise.

Are you facing any opposition in your life? Don’t worry. It’s a side note in God’s story for you. Even now, you can worship God for the victory and blessing He will give you.

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