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Read Genesis 15:1-6

Tuesday

Read Genesis 15:1-6

15 After this, Abram had a vision and heard the Lord say to him, “Do not be afraid, Abram. I will shield you from danger and give you a great reward.”

2 But Abram answered, “Sovereign Lord, what good will your reward do me, since I have no children? My only heir is Eliezer of Damascus.[a] 3 You have given me no children, and one of my slaves will inherit my property.”

4 Then he heard the Lord speaking to him again: “This slave Eliezer will not inherit your property; your own son will be your heir.” 5 The Lord took him outside and said, “Look at the sky and try to count the stars; you will have as many descendants as that.”

6 Abram put his trust in the Lord, and because of this the Lord was pleased with him and accepted him.

Footnotes:
Genesis 15:2 My … Damascus; Hebrew unclear.
Good News Translation (GNT)
Copyright © 1992 by American Bible Society

Think

Abraham's life is an example of faith.  From Ur he recognizes that God is not the way the people of Ur think God is; he goes to establish a new community - in trust he follows God's heart and knows that God's will will come to pass in his life.

Pray

Like Abraham teach me to step out in faithful obedience.

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