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6th November 2023

Abraham, The First Pilgrim

Now the Lord said to Abram: “Get out of your country, From your family And from your father’s house, To a land that I will show you.

Genesis 12:1

When I was a young boy, I had a friend whose father was a farm labour. Because of this, he and his family moved around from one farm to another farm quite a bit.

My friend and his family never stayed in any place for a long time. In a sense, my friend was a pilgrim while growing up.

The Christian life is also a pilgrimage (1 Pet. 2:11). Everyone that is saved is a pilgrim for the Lord. We are on a journey that began the day we received Jesus Christ into our hearts and that will continue until the day we arrive in Heaven. This pilgrimage is, at times, a wonderful thing. At other times, it is difficult at best. Yet all the time it is a pilgrimage that is to be lived out through faith in the Lord.

Abraham was the first one to leave everything behind to walk with the Lord by faith. His pilgrimage was not easy, though there were blessings along the way for Him. However, in his pilgrimage, Abraham sets the example for you and me today. He shows us how to live out our lives in absolute faith, and in total commitment to the Lord.

Can you say the same thing about your journey? In which country are you more firmly planted, earth or Heaven? God is still looking for those He can call to a life of faith and use them to astound the world. Are you willing? Are you that one God can use at this time to touch the world for His glory?

Bible Reading

Genesis 12:4-9.


Heavenly Lord God, thank You that You are with me and guiding me through life's journey, and will see me safely arrive at my Heavenly home. In Christ, I pray. Amen.



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