faith, Genesis Series

Genesis 12 I Will…

Chapter of the Day: Read Genesis 12.

Meditate on Genesis 12: 2-3 “I will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing. 3 I will bless those who bless you and curse whoever curses you I will curse, and all the people’s on earth will be blessed through you.”

In the previous chapter, we see God scatter the people after they try to build a name for themselves. However, in Chapter 12 we see God give Abram an incredible promise. In each sentence we see God begin with “I will” not “you will“.

Abram is called to the life of faith in this chapter and we see him make many mistakes along the way.  Especially in the beginning. He will choose to disobey God bringing Lot, he will choose to not trust Him fully by going to Egypt, and later we will see the consequences of these choices. However, it is important to note that in spite of Abram’s shortcomings God’s promise is still true and WILL be accomplished.

As we step into our callings from God we need to note who will accomplish the good works of our hands. God promises that He will make us great. He will make our names great. He will bless us, and others will be blessed because of what He will do in our lives.

Prayer: God thank you that your promises are good and true even when I am not good enough. Help me to grow into the person of faith that you are asking me to be. Help me to not build a name for myself, but to let the good works of my life glorify you to others. In Jesus’ name amen.

Application: What is a promise that you are waiting on the Lord to fulfill in your life?

Are there any areas where you are striving for it to happen?

How does this passage remind you that if God says it, it is as good as done?

Memorize 1 Thessalonians 5:24 “He who calls you is faithful, and He will do it.”

2 thoughts on “Genesis 12 I Will…”

  1. It’s good to know that God’s will will be done, even for us, even when we mess it up. I guess that’s repentance is for, not to change God but to change us. God is constant.

    I guess I’m still waiting to know what grown-up thing God wants me to do, even though I’ve been grown-up for a while.

    Thank you!


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