Continuing with David Niednagel’s daily S.O.A.P in Genesis (study, observe, apply, pray)
Genesis 12:4-9 He built an altar
12:4 So Abram went, as the LORD had told him; and Lot went with him. Abram was seventy-five years old when he set out from Harran. 5 He took his wife Sarai, his nephew Lot, all the possessions they had accumulated and the people they had acquired in Harran, and they set out for the land of Canaan, and they arrived there.
6 Abram traveled through the land as far as the site of the great tree of Moreh at Shechem. At that time the Canaanites were in the land. 7 The LORD appeared to Abram and said, “To your offspring I will give this land.” So he built an altar there to the LORD, who had appeared to him. 8 From there he went on toward the hills east of Bethel and pitched his tent, with Bethel on the west and Ai on the east. There he built an altar to the LORD and called on the name of the LORD. 9 Then Abram set out and continued toward the Negev. NIV
After his time in Harran, Abraham and all his people and livestock went to the land of the Canaanites, descendants of Ham, who were living in gross sin. God (Yahweh) told Abe He would give this land to his descendants, but not till another 400 years. (15:13) Abraham believed Him, as shown by building altars to worship Him/Yahweh. No one made Abraham do this. He believed Yahweh would do what He promised.
LORD, You have given me a heart that is quick to express thanks, but help me also be quick to worship You like Abraham did, whether You give me specific promises of blessing or not. And even if it is “400 years” till my eyes see those answers/blessings, may my love and allegiance to You be unwavering. Amen