Even though Abram (Abraham) was good and successful God promised him the unthinkable, “I will make you a great nation.” This promise is coupled with leaving his father’s house, leaving his place of provision, leaving a place that he was familiar with, leaving the place where he knew each and every Starbucks location, even leaving some favorable connections behind.
In Galatians Paul couples us to the same promise through divine inheritance.
This is one of the primary reasons Mitri and I ask God what He wants to do with us even when times are favorable.
Now the Lord said to Abram, “Go forth from your country, And from your relatives And from your father’s house, To the land which I will show you; And I will make you a great nation, And I will bless you, And make your name great; And so you shall be a blessing; And I will bless those who bless you, And the one who curses you I will curse. And in you all the families of the earth will be blessed.” (Genesis 12:1-3 NASB)
And if you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s descendants, heirs according to promise. (Galatians 3:29 NASB)