Daily Bible Study

Job 5:7 says, “Yet man is born unto trouble, as the sparks fly upward.”  Noah had just started over when he did the foolish thing, he got drunk. In his drunken state he lay naked in his tent. This led to the sin of Ham which in turn to the curse of his son Canaan. All too often parents fail to see the damage they bring on their children by their own sin. By the time they realize it, it’s too late! Live right for your children’s sake.

The new world continued to populate and grow until they became a human force determined to make their own way to heaven. I think there is a similarity between their trying to build a tower to heaven to our trying to reach the heavens with our space program. The only difference is they did it together whereas we today are divided by culture and country. Once again God was angered at their foolishness. God put a stop to it by confounding their communication and different languages were started. One can imagine what it must have been like as they started a new day just like every day before only this time, they were frustrated by not being able to understand each other. Recently a friend of mine had a stroke. It wasn’t a major stroke but it was enough to cause his inability to say what he was wanting to say. He was trying to communicate as he always had, but it came out differently and he was VERY frustrated. I’m sure it was that frustration that led to the end of their building project.

In the process of time God begins to organize His plan for the redemption of man. He brings His focus to one man; Abram, later called Abraham. God goes to Abram and promises him a special future. He tells Abram to leave his home and head for a place He has prepared for him. Here again FAITH is necessary. There is no indication that God ever told Abram where that “place” was but Abram just BELIEVED God and started. Now I want to point out here that God made some VERY SPECIAL promises to Abram. He told him in Genesis 12:2-3 “And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing: And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.”  That’s better than winning the Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes! We all get those letters don’t we? I’ve been getting them for decades. “You win One Million Dollars!” then in the very small print it says, “if your number is the one picked” Then we find out that there are MILLIONS of people who got that same notice and the chances of getting struck by lightening is greater than our chances of winning the MILLIONS! But Abram’s promise was specific and personal and he BELIEVED God!! He set out, trusting God, and God never reneged on His promise.

Now something significant happens here. If we could only see this significance ourselves and follow, it would mean great blessings from God. Check in tomorrow to see what that significance is. HAVE A BLESSED DAY!!

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