“When he saw them, he ran from the tent door to meet them and bowed himself to the earth and said, ‘O Lord, if I have found favor in your sight, do not pass by your servant. Let a little water be brought, and wash your feet, and rest yourselves under the tree.'”
Though Abram does not have much to give, when the messengers of the Lord arrive, he offers every accommodation in order to honor the Lord.
Our tendency is often to think that we have nothing to give- no extra time, no talents, no resources. Rather than focusing on what is lacking, Abram’s example teaches us to give everything to the Lord and to spare no expense. We don’t need to find time to give to the Lord; every moment is already His, and we should be living them all for Him. Everything we do should ultimately be about serving the Lord.
Thank You, Lord, for the manifold blessings You’ve given to me. Create in me a servant’s heart that desires to bless You with the best of all I have. Help me to recognize all that You’ve blessed me with and share it all liberally.
What struck you in these chapters? Which qualities of Abram’s would you like to replicate in your life? Please share your ideas in the comments!
This Week’s Reading Schedule:
1/23: Genesis 18-19
1/24: Genesis 20-21
1/25: Genesis 22
1/26: Genesis 24
1/27: Genesis 25:19-34; 26