Daily Devotions


Day 74

"The Lord is my strength and my shield; My heart trusted in Him, and I am helped; Therefore my heart greatly rejoices, And with my song I will praise Him." Psalm 28:7

Text: Genesis 15:1-21


How privileged Abram was to have God reveal so many wonderful things to him. Prior to revelation from God, Abram might only have had a very human comprehension of the past events in his life. For example, he might have wondered why his father uprooted them from Ur of the Chaldeans. Let us recall an earlier text that described Terah, the father of Abram, attempting to move the family to Canaan.

“This is the genealogy of Terah: Terah begot Abram, Nahor,
and Haran. Haran begot Lot. And Haran died before his
father Terah in his native land, in Ur of the Chaldeans…
And Terah took his son Abram and his grandson Lot,
the son of Haran, and his daughter-in-law Sarai, his son
Abram’s wife, and they went out with them from
Ur of the Chaldeans to go to the land of Canaan…”

GENESIS 11:27-28, 31

If Abram had not been given revelation, he would not have realized that God was involved in his father’s decision to go to Canaan! He had prompted Terah to leave Ur!


God wanted Abram to know that He was involved in his life, even BEFORE he had faith in Him.

“Then He said to him, ‘I am the Lord, who brought you out of
Ur of the Chaldeans, to give you this land to inherit it.”


1. Extent of God’s Involvement

God’s revelation of the extent of His involvement to Abram must have been a very breath-taking word to hear! How wonderful and gracious God was to be so deeply and thoroughly involved!

2. A quiet challenge to Trust God

Once again, God spoke about Abram inheriting the earth! Could Abram believe that God was involved in the family decision to leave Ur of the Chaldeans to come to Canaan? His father Terah, and his brother Haran did not make it to Canaan. They died en route! Only Abram was alive. Could he believe that God had kept him alive? Could he now apply his faith to believe and trust in God more completely – that He would cause him to inherit the land? Yes, he could!


Abram did well to trust God initially. How could he not continue to trust this God who had revealed so much to him?