OBEDIENCE – Abraham’s obedience affected world history

We all know there are consequences to every action we take. What we do can set into motion a series of events that may still be going long after we’re gone.Unfortunately, when we are making a decision, most of us only think of the immediate consequences. These are often misleading because they are short-lived.

Abraham had a choice to make. His decision was between setting out with his family and belongings for parts unknown or staying right where he was.

He had to decide between the security he already had and the uncertainity of traveling under God’s direction.

All he had to go on was God’s promise to guide and bless him. Abraham could hardly have been expected to visualize how much of the future was depending on his decision to stay or go.

But his obedience affected the history of the world.

His decision to follow God set into motion the development of the nation that God would eventually use as his own when he visited Earth himself.

When Jesus Christ came to Earth, God’s promise was fulfilled: through Abraham, the entire world was blessed.

You probably don’t know the long-term effects of most decisions you make.

But shouldn’t the fact that there are long-term ramifications cause you to think carefully and seek God’s guidance as you make choices and take action today?

Thank you. Be blessed!

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