Simple But Vital

“There Abram called on the name of the Lord.” – Genesis 13:4

adult-1850672__480Abram (also known as Abraham) is known as one of THE men of faith in the Bible. He is known as the man whom God credited with righteousness because he believed what God told him. He took God at His word. So it’s helpful for me to look at Abram’s life for other examples of ways to honor God.  Recently, I found another.  When reading about Abram, it struck me that at different times along the journey from his homeland to Canaan (the land God was calling him to), he made a point to stop and as the Bible puts it, he “called on the name of the Lord.” (Genesis 12:8, 13:4)  It seems like a simple thing, and perhaps a statement I might have brushed over when reading the same passages in times past, but they spoke loudly to me this time. That’s all He asks of us, isn’t it?  That we call on the name of the Lord throughout our journey.

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