If you’ve ever had to pick up and move from a place you’ve called home your whole life, you’ll relate to Abram.
He was seventy-five years old when God called him to take his wife Sarai, leave his home, and go to a place he did not know. That sounds like quite a stressful move if you ask me.
But you see, God had a plan for Abram, and it couldn’t, or wouldn’t, be accomplished if he stayed where he was. So he needed to step out in faith.
Faith is a central theme throughout Abram’s life. Often, he passed the test of faith. Other times, as we’ll see today, he struggled and tried to work out the problem in his own wisdom.
As you can imagine, that doesn’t work out well.
But through it all, we’ll continue to see how God is present, provider, and protector for Abram and Sarai.