In this verse, God is telling Abram he will become a great nation. God used Isaac, the child born to Abraham and Sarah, to found a people who would convey his message of salvation to the world, eventually coming to a culmination in Jesus. Christians today think of themselves as children of Abraham. The glorious truth about God’s nation is that all you have to do to become part of the tribe is say “Yes, Lord.” It is a belief-right, not a birthright. All are welcome.
1. Do you feel a spark of recognition and belonging with other people when you learn they are Christians?
2. Do you think of your primary allegiance as being to God’s nation and his work on this earth?
Challenge: Ask God to give you a greater sense of urgency about inviting other people to be part of this tribe of Christians – and ask for boldness, courage and wisdom in your conversations with others.
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