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.
With experience, traveling gets easier. If we have previously navigated an airport or are familiar with the local language, it’s not overwhelming to get where we are going. But if we don’t know the way to our next gate or can’t read the signs pointing the way, we can soon feel lost and have no idea where we are and where we need to go next.
Abraham was in a situation like that. If we try to put ourselves in his sandals, we can see that it was no small thing to obey and follow God’s leading. God promised that Abraham would be a great nation and bring great blessings for “all peoples on earth,” but this would require a long journey and a new start, living among strangers in a faraway land. “He did not know where he was going.”
When Abraham arrived at his destination, he built an altar and dedicated it to the Lord, who had brought him there. What a wonderful action in the midst of one of the most memorable pilgrimages in Scripture.
Where has God brought you? Is your first thought to worship him for his faithfulness? God continues to promise us spiritual blessings in this life and the next. So let’s not forget to dedicate the steps of our lives to God, even if, like Abraham, it is unclear exactly where God is leading.
True God, I dedicate my life to you. Nothing that I have is mine alone; it all belongs to you. Use me and mold me after your will, I pray. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
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