July 31-Where Are You Going?

July 31-Where Are You Going?

July 31: Where Are You Going?

Scripture Lesson: Genesis 12:1-5

On this date in 1965, the Tigers dealt first baseman Cecil Fielder to the Yankees for outfielder Ruben Sierra and a Minor League prospect, Matt Drews. It is the first swap in Major League history in which two players with more than 220 home runs were traded for each other.

Our Scripture lesson today deals with the call of Abram (later known as Abraham). God told Abram to leave his home country and go to a land that He was going to show to him. Abram trusted God so much that he took his family and possessions and started off on a journey, even though he had no idea where he would end up. He was obediently following what God wanted him to do. The Bible tells us that Abram was 75 years old when God told him to leave everything he was comfortable with behind and follow Him. It must have been hard to just take up and go, not having any idea where you were going and when you would get there. In time, God showed Abram the land of Canaan, where God was going to establish His people through Abram and Sarah.

  1. How hard would it be to leave everything behind for God and His plans?

  2. Describe Abram’s faith and obedience.

  3. Why does God desire that same faith and obedience from us?

In a baseball trade, all parties know where they are going. Abram left everything behind to follow God. Should we be willing to do the very same thing even if we do not know where obedience will take us?

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