Genesis 13:17 (ESV): 17 Arise, walk through the length and the breadth of the land, for I will give it to you.”
God had told Abraham some time before to leave his homeland and travel to a land that he would show him. God promised to make him a great nation.
Abraham had obeyed, and when Abraham arrived in Canaan God revealed this land would belong to his descendants. But this did not occur immediately. Due to famine, Abraham traveled on south to Egypt.
Now, Abraham was back. He and Lot had to separate due to their great flocks of sheep. Abraham let Lot choose the better land. But God revealed to Abraham that all of the land would one day belong to him and his descendants.
The promise God made to Abraham was amazing. We have had promises made and broken; maybe we would be less willing to believe such a promise.
But God made this promise! Of course, Abraham lived the nomadic life, traveling from one area to another seeking pasture for his herds and flocks.
Yet… with such a promise from God, wouldn’t you feel like walking, traveling, journeying all throughout the land?
Heavenly Father, thank you for the wonderful promises you give us in your Word. Help me, like Abraham, to believe you implicitly. May my faith be large, not doubting, but fully embracing your will and both the present and the future you have designed. In Jesus’ name, Amen.