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Nobody Special

Genesis 12:5-6

Abram took his wife Sarai and his brother’s son Lot and all the possessions that they had gathered and the persons whom they had acquired in Haran, and they set forth to go to the land of Canaan. When they had come to the land of Canaan, Abram passed through the land to the place at Shechem, to the oak of Moreh. At that time the Canaanites were in the land.


God lifts up Abram precisely because he isn’t anybody special. It is tempting to skip over the genealogies of begats and begats, but in this case, it shows us Abram was just like us – a normal person who received an abnormal call from God. God promises blessing to Abram, but it is not because Abram has done anything to deserve it and neither is it for the sake of Abram himself, but for the sake of showing God’s power to bless. Abram is blessed to be a blessing.


  • Do you avoid listening to God’s call because you think you aren’t enough?

  • All God asks is Abram tell how he became blessed. What is his testimony? What would be your testimony?


Faith giving God, help us remember we are valuable and important, even when the world tells us we are not. Enable to act out of security in your love, not the insecurity of our own vulnerability. Amen.

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