“And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and him who dishonors you I will curse, and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.” Genesis 12:2-3
The call God gave to Abram is key in this passage, because it is not necessarily entertaining to the average person. The weight of the call was so major that it could cause serious destruction if error was to be in the midst. It was not about what God promised Abram; it was what He trusted him with. The nation, the people, and the future was not a thought for Abram; rather, it was more directed at what he was told without question or concern.
Betrayal isn’t something that arises from nothing, it is something that arises from the people, from within us.
Why was betrayal even thought about if everything seemed so perfect and in order? Betrayal isn’t something that arises from nothing, it is something that arises from the people, from within us. It isn’t ‘planned’. Betrayal began when fear arose, and it grew when the truth and innocence wanted to hide. A misunderstanding was the only thing that could explain the short truth that was twisted at the end of the passage. Today we know that fear takes over our future sometimes, no matter what promise was granted to us before. Betrayal becomes our new path and an old promise is only hymn of the past.
Don’t let a promise from God be a forgotten note card of your past but rather, let it light up path of your future.