Wednesday, December 19, 2007

People Guided by God

1Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father's house, unto a land that I will shew thee:
2And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing:
3And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.
4So Abram departed, as the LORD had spoken unto him; and Lot went with him: and Abram was seventy and five years old when he departed out of Haran.

Genesis 12:1-4, King James Version

People Guided by God

There are people today who spend very little time in the Old Testament because they believe it applies to an earlier time period. However, to do so creates a huge void in our understanding of who God is and how He interacts with us, His people. The Old Testament and the events that occurred during that time provide us with pictures of how God deals with His people today.

In Genesis 12 we read the story of God calling Abram to come out from his country and follow Him to a new land God had promised to him and to his descendants. Sometimes it seems to us that the Patriarchs had life much easier because there was no doubt as to what God was commanding them to do. The truth, however, is that we, by having the entire Word of God before us, are able to see the whole picture from beginning to end.

Just as Abram was a patriarch who responded obediently when guided by God, so too should we Christians today find ourselves to be a people guided by God. Be assured that though God may not appear before you as He did to Abraham, He just as assuredly guides your Christian walk today.

Pray that by the grace of God you will follow the guidance of God through prayer and Bible study, knowing that God will continually guide you and sanctify you until that time when you meet Him face to face.

God Bless You,

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