“Then the LORD appeared to Abram and said, ‘To your offspring I will give this land.’ So he built there an altar to the LORD, who had appeared to him.”
Despite the fact that Abram has not been able to have children, he builds an altar to praise the LORD in anticipation that His promise will be fulfilled.
It can be difficult to trust the Lord in light of our current circumstances. By all appearances, Abram shouldn’t expect his wife to suddenly bear him children after years of barrenness. But when the Lord appears, Abram trusts His promise, and his response is to praise the Lord for what He is going to do. We can trust that when the Lord promises something, He will follow through. Our circumstances never dictate God’s power.
Lord, thank You for Your communion with us. Thank You for loving me even when my faith is weak. Help me to trust You as Abram did- not only to trust, but to praise You in anticipation of what You’re going to do.
This Week’s Reading Schedule:
1/16: Job 38-39
1/17: Job 40-42
1/18: Genesis 11-12
1/19: Genesis 15
1/20: Genesis 16-17