Genesis 13:17 “Go, walk through the length and the breadth of the land, for I am giving it to you.”
God had brought Abram, whom he later renamed Abraham, and his household on a long journey from Harran which is in present-day Turkey to the land of Canaan which is present-day Israel. God had made promises, and Abraham had trusted God, taking him at his word. As we can see in today’s passage, God promised to give Abraham all of the land that he could see around him in Canaan. And God said, “Go, walk through the length and the breadth of the land, for I am giving it to you.” God promised to bless Abraham and his descendants there, and Abraham settled in that land and worshiped the Lord. God might not call us to journey on foot, but he does call each of us to follow him in faith and faithfulness. And through Jesus, a descendant of Abraham, God keeps his promises to us.
Lord Jesus, give us the faith and faithfulness to follow where you lead, trusting in you. Amen.