GENESIS 12 – TO LEAVE ALL TO FOLLOW THE LORD

” The Lord had said to Abram, “Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you.
“I will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you;
I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing.” Genesis 12,1-2

In Genesis 12, The Lord asked Abram to leave his country, his people and his father’s household to go to the land that He would show him. The Lord promised to bless Abram in this land and Abram obeyed The Lord.
As we see in Genesis 12, in order to follow The Lord, we should obey The Lord’s Voice, that’s to say His Word, and this often means leaving some of the things we hold dear. If we analyze The Lord’s Request, we see that He first asked Abram to leave his country, then his people and finally his father’s household. We can notice that “his people” implies a stronger sense of belonging than “his country.”  Likewise, “his father’s household” shows a stronger bond than “his people.” Sometimes, when we want to follow The Lord, when we want to live according to His Word, we will have to leave some of our habits that are contrary to God’s Word, some of our customs, and even some of the practices of our parents, if they are contrary to God’s Word.

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