By Faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went. By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country,… For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God.” Hebrews 11:8-10
Abraham was the father of God’s people. In Genesis 12:1 & 2 we read, “Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will shew thee: And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing.” God told Abraham to go, and he went. We read, “…he went out, not knowing whither he went.” He had faith in God and journeyed to the “land of promise”. Has God called you out of your old country? Did you leave the old paths of sin, or the old acquaintances of sin, and begin your Christian journey in a strange country to the land of promise? It takes faith to walk the Christian way. Jesus said, “Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.” (Matthew 7:13 & 14) Take that first step by faith… and enter into God’s land of promise.