Scripture Reading For Today – Genesis 12:1
“Now the LORD had said to Abram: “Get out of your country, From your family And from your father’s house, To a land that I will show you.”
Genesis 12:1 NKJV
“31Terah took his son Abram, his grandson Lot (the son of Haran), and his daughter-in-law Sarai, his son Abram’s wife, and with them **he set out from Ur of the Chaldeans to go to Canaan. When they came to Haran, they settled there.* 32The lifetime of Terah was 205 years, and he died in Haran.” Genesis 11:31-32
“So Abram departed as the LORD had spoken to him, and Lot went with him. And Abram was seventy-five years old when he departed from Haran. Then Abram took Sarai his wife and Lot his brother’s son, and all their possessions that they had gathered, and the people whom they had acquired in Haran, and they departed to go to the land of Canaan. So they came to the land of Canaan.” Genesis 12:4-5 NKJV
Note the statement at beginning of Genesis 12:1;
“Brethren and fathers, listen: The God of glory appeared to our father Abraham when he was in Mesopotamia, before he dwelt in Haran, and said to him, ‘Get out of your country and from your relatives, and come to a land that I will show you.’ Then he came out of the land of the Chaldeans and dwelt in Haran. And from there, when his father was dead, He moved him to this land in which you now dwell.” Acts 7:2-4 NKJV
to go to Canaan. However, Abram went only as far as Haran and dwelt there till the death of his father, Terah. (See Genesis 11:27-32).
1Now the LORD said to Abram,
“Go out from your country, your relatives, and your father’s household
to the land that I will show you.
2Then I will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you,
and I will make your name great,
so that you will exemplify divine blessing.
3I will bless those who bless you,
but the one who treats you lightly I must curse,
and all the families of the earth will bless one another by your name.” (Genesis 12:1-5 NET)
“…he set out from Ur of the Chaldeans to go to Canaan. When they came to Haran, they settled there.” (from Genesis 11:31)
Like Abraham, you might have started off in obedience to God’s invitation to come out and move forward into His promised inheritance for you, but you have
got to the place where you have pitched your tent in an in-between land and you have settled for a substitute of destiny; a counterfeit of your destined
God is calling out to you today to get up and go. Do not settle for less than He has purposed for you.
Delayed obedience is as damaging as outright disobedience is. Delayed obedience will always equate to delayed blessings.
Pastor Wale Ola
1. What is God saying to me in today’s message?
2. What was ministered to me in the bible verses that I read today?
3. What are the changes or adjustments I need to make in my life to align with the word of God?
4. What is my commitment to the word for today?
5. What practical steps can I take to benefit from the word I have read today?
Repent of any act of disobedience that the Holy Spirit will reveal to you today.