From there he moved on to the hill country on the east of Bethel and pitched his tent, with Bethel on the west and Ai on the east, and there he built an altar to the Lord and invoked the name of the Lord. And Abram journeyed on by stages toward the Negeb.
God’s promises don’t just bind the receiver. God is bound by the agreement too! There are two parts to the covenant agreement. When Moses argues with God, he does it by reminding God of the promise made to Abram when Abram decided to go. It’s a two-way street. We hold up our end, God holds up the other end.
God promises good things to people over and over again. What does it say about who God is?
God’s promises limit God’s actions, too. Why do you think God is willing to limit options for himself?
Lord, sometimes we think we cannot do what is needed on our own. We studied for a test,but fear we don’t know all the answers. We did not study and know we don’t know the answers. We have been assigned a task we fear we cannot do. We are tempted to cheat or plagiarize. When we are scared, help us not to be tempted by the whispers of sin. Amen. - Prayer by Carolyn Brown