12 The Lord said to Abram, “Leave your land, your family, and your father’s household for the land that I will show you. 2 I will make of you a great nation and will bless you. I will make your name respected, and you will be a blessing.3 I will bless those who bless you, those who curse you I will curse; all the families of the earth will be blessed because of you.” Genesis 12:1-3
This reading speaks of the promise that God made to Abram, such as the promise to to bless Abram and make his name great. Abram is an incredibly honored name by not only Christians, but also Jews and Muslims !! The nation of Israel was God’s chosen, and many who have tried to defeat it ( the Greeks and Romans, as examples) were defeated themselves.
Let us pray together – God of all creation, Your promises in Genesis are true to us today as well , that You are our God forever, You will never leave us or forsake us. We take great comfort in that, LORD. Your blessings continue to abound. We know they always will. Help us to be more faithful to you, help us to learn more about You, help us to gain knowledge and understanding of You desires for us. We pray all of this through Jesus, The Anointed One. Amen
Yours in Christ , Rollie