Trust In God
. . . The Lord made a covenant with Abram . . .
In the verses before us today (Genesis 15:7-8), God reiterates His promise to Abraham, emphasizing that He is the one who brought Abraham out of Ur of the Chaldeans with the intention of giving him the land as an inheritance. Abraham's response, "Lord God, how shall I know that I will inherit it?" reflects his human questioning and desire for assurance. The power and clarity of the promise makes us somewhat surprised by Abram’s response. Abram boldly asked God for proof of the promise. Think about it; Abram had no title deed to the land, no certificate of ownership that another person would recognize. Abram had nothing to make anyone else believe he actually owned the land. All he had was the promise of God.
This interaction illustrates an aspect of the human experience in faith – the yearning for confirmation or signs. It's a reminder that even individuals of great faith may seek reassurance or seek to understand more deeply the promises of God. God's response to Abraham's inquiry unfolds in the subsequent verses, demonstrating God's commitment to His covenant with Abraham and providing reassurance in a unique way. This passage showcases the dynamics of trust. Today, let us trust in God for all things.
Father, In all things, help me to trust in You, especially when I can not see the way ahead. In Jesus name. Amen.