We are all on a journey through this life.
The journey of the patriarch Abraham,
gives us great insight for our own journey.
Yahuwah [the LORD] blessed Abraham,
and made a Covenant with him;
that he and his descendants would receive
the promise of a Great Blessing (Genesis 17:2; 22:15-18).
Yahuwah blessed Messiah Yahushua [Christ Jesus],
and made a Covenant with Him and His followers;
that they too would receive
the promise made to Abraham,
the promise of a Great Blessing (Galatians 3:14).
This promise of Blessing made to Abraham
is given to all who have the faith of Abraham,
and it is sure and steadfast also to all who follow Yahushua Messiah,
to walk with Messiah, moving along with Him, in the journey of this life.
What makes Abraham, so special, so blessed?
We know he was blessed . . . because he believed God!
Abraham was faith-FULL.
Is there something more?
Notice this verse:
By FAITH, Abraham,
when he was called to go out into a place
which he should after receive for an inheritance,
he obeyed; and he went out,
not knowing where he went.
Abraham went OUT
on a journey . . . not knowing.
Abraham did not . . . sit down to ‘think about it’ or ‘worry about it’ or ‘try to figure it out’.
Abraham did not . . . ‘put it off until later’.
Abraham was obedient and he went out . . . NOT knowing any of the details!
You and me . . . we are all called by God
to believe in Yahushua Messiah [Jesus Christ],
and to come to Him,
to receive the joy of the cleansing of our sin,
to know the closeness of His presence.
And then, He calls us to go OUT . . .
go out of this world’s prideful, lustful ways.
When we look to Yahuwah Elohim [the LORD God],
when we receive His Son as our Saviour,
then He begins the process of calling us and bringing us out . . .
out of “Egypt” — out of worldiness, corruption, selfishness, and sin.
God calls us to ‘Come Out’ (2Corinthians 6:14-18; John 15:18-19; Ephesians 5:6-11),
so that He can bring us in — (Deuteronomy 6:23)
bring us into the life-long journey of going into His kingdom of righteousness, peace, and joy;
the journey of walking WITH Him, sharing His truth with others, urging others to reconcile with Him.
We are all called by God.
The question is:
Will we go out — even if we do not know?
Can we make the journey that faithful Abraham did,
to obey God — and to go out, not knowing?
Will we go out to Yahushua?
Will we go to Him, ‘outside the camp’
— outside our comfort zone
— not knowing where He will lead us?
The apostle Peter went out.
He got out of the boat – out of his comfort zone (Matthew 14:25-33).
Peter became fearful, but Yahushua took hold of him.
Peter did not know what would happen, but he went out by faith.
Peter trusted in Yahushua’s Words and love: “Take courage, it is I, do not be afraid.”
Can we do the same?
Can we be courageous and trust Him to hold us through the uncertainties and fears?
Will we live by His Word,
speak His truth,
walk by faith,
continue in the journey through the hardships,
and bear the reproach He endured?
“If it is absolutely necessary to you
to first know the answers to life’s questions,
then forget the journey.
You will never make it.
Because life’s journey is a journey of unknowables —
a journey of unanswered questions,
of enigmas and mysteries,
and, most of all,
a journey of things unfair.”
— Madame Guyon
Our journey through this life is a journey of unknowables.
For Abraham, his journey was filled with unknowables!
Many times, his questions went unanswered.
Many times, all he could do was WAIT.
And like Abraham,
we too will have a journey of unknowables,
we too will have questions that go unanswered,
we too will have to wait.
But we can be sure of One Thing —
the one and only Thing that is sure and unchanging:
His teachings, commandments, and precepts,
are permanent, solid, absolute, reliable, and eternal!
In this journey of our life,
we can count on God’s clear promise:
- God is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him. (Hebrews 11:6; see also Genesis 15:1)
Faithful Abraham believed in, and trusted in
the one and only Thing
that is unchanging and dependable:
the Word of God
— living, powerful, piercing, discerning, sharper than any two-edged sword!
As we believe in and trust in Messiah,
as we walk in this journey with Messiah,
then we too will find that there is one, only One Thing,
that is unchanging, and completely trust-worthy:
the Word of God!
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