[The Glory Unveiled]
The LORD, the God of heaven, who brought me out of my father’s household and my native land and who spoke to me and promised me on oath, saying, ‘To your offspring I will give this land’ —he will send his angel before you so that you can get a wife for my son from there. ( Genesis 24:7 )
The verse of scripture speaks about how Abraham sent his servant to find a wife for his son, Isaac. But we are not exactly going to talk about marriage. Abraham had been in his father’s house almost half his life. And then the word of God came for him to leave his father’s household and his native land—Abraham’s ministry and calling was international. The Lord said He will give him a particular land, later to be called Canaan. The original rendition is translated as “…this land”. God was intentional and very specific about what He was giving Abraham. At the time Abraham had not yet received the land though it was stored for him. Now, Isaac was Abraham’s only son and the “extension” of his life. If Isaac should leave that land to settle in another place as a result of his getting married, it may take a longer time for the realization of that promise. This was why when the servant asked Abraham whether he should take Isaac to the land of his search if the woman refuses to come with him, Abraham said, no (Read all of Genesis 24). Location matters in matters concerning destiny. Isaac was supposed to stay at the place where God was going to give Abraham, no matter what. So that even after Abraham is dead and gone, his descendants could still inherit it; even though we know that his great grandchildren were displaced from the land, the tales of the land being theirs by promise would have outlived them. Whenever God gives us a promise, we need to heavily guard it until it’s fruition.
Prayer_Bead: The Lord, the God of heaven, thank you for the word of promise in Christ Jesus. I align to live out those promises and to bring to bear the full expression of Christ in my generation.
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