Day 12. HEIRS OF GOD’S PROMISES

Heb. 11:8-9   By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going. By faith he made his home in the promised land like a stranger in a foreign country; he lived in tents, as did Isaac and Jacob, who were heirs with him of the same promise.

Recently I talked about Noah’s faith and the fact that he was an heir of righteousness.  Here in the next couple of verses we have the Hebrew writer speaking of Abraham and his descendants Isaac and Jacob being heirs of the same promise.

Have you ever thought about what it was like for Abraham when he was living in Ur?  Life was good.  He was a wealthy man then and was getting up in years.  At the age of 75 most of us aren’t thinking about moving, unless it’s going to wherever we had planned to retire and enjoy our final years.  But God told Abraham to go to a land that He would show him.  Abraham couldn’t look on the internet to see what the destination looked like.  He couldn’t look at a map to see how he would go to get there.  He really didn’t know why God wanted him to go.  He just knew that God said “Go” and that God made a promise to bless him if he obeyed—so he obeyed.  That’s faith.  That’s what God calls us to.  Not to leave our homes and go to a new land, but to trust Him and believe that He has good things in store for us if we obey.  We are heirs of God’s promise, so let’s live in confidence, not in fear.

Prayer:  Faithful God, help us live each day like children holding the hand of a loving father that they trust completely—not knowing where He will lead them, but knowing that He will never lead them into a situation that He cannot lead them out of.  Let us live as heirs of the promises you have made to us. 

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