Posted by: Terry | January 21, 2009

Listen, worship and move

Abram passed through the land to the place at Shechem, to the oak of Moreh. At that time the Canaanites were in the land. Then the LORD appeared to Abram and said, “To your offspring I will give this land.” So he built there an altar to the LORD, who had appeared to him. From there he moved to the hill country on the east of Bethel and pitched his tent, with Bethel on the west and Ai on the east. And there he built an altar to the LORD and called upon the name of the LORD. (Genesis 12:6-8 ESV)

Abram comes to the beauty of Moreh, one of the beautiful pasture areas he would encounter. Yet we are reminded that he was just passing through, God made him a promise of a land, but that land was occupied. It was not going to be that easy.

At just the right time the Lord appears, this seems to be much more than a sensation or a vision. It is some kind of a visible manifestation, the word here is always connected with “seeing.” God knows when we need to hear from him.

As a result Abraham built an altar, and it would seem evident he worshiped God. Then he moved on, continuing his journey, following the leading of God.

What a lesson for us when there is an obstacle in the way. First look for the message from God, he gave us his word so we would have it ready at hand. Then worship and pray, then move in the direction he leads.



  1. I appreciate your efforts in starting this. Hope that it will work out to your expectations. I like the idea of having Tea with God. However I’ll have to drink decaf tea. Hope this won’t be a problem. (ha)

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