Now the Lord said to Abram, “Go forth from your country, and from your relatives and from your father’s house, to the land which I will show you; and I will make you a great nation, and I will bless you, and make your name great; and so you shall be a blessing; and I will bless those who bless you, and the one who curses you I will curse. And in you all the families of the earth will be blessed.”

Abram left his homeland Ur, in Mesopotamia, because God called him to found a new nation in an undesignated land that he later learned was Canaan. Abram demonstrated amazing—though imperfect—faith in God. And God was faithful to him in fulfilling all the promises made in this passage.

God set a very powerful blessing upon Abram. God’s promise was that through Abram, all the families of the earth would be blessed. Abram believed and trusted God. This began a very improbable journey for Abram that we will be reflecting on this week.

We are all on a journey, hopefully following God’s will. This can lead us to unforeseen places with surprising twists and turns but all for the good of others and the glory of God.

• What promises did God make to Abram in this passage? How did He fulfill these throughout history in the life of His people?

• Where is God calling you to follow Him in faith right now?

• Thank God for guiding and encouraging us along our unique journey. Ask for His divine wisdom to know when He’s prompting us and for the faith to boldly follow Him.