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GOD’S STORY part 72 The Beginning of The Promise

Preparing the Bride for GOD’s Story.

How do we prepare as the Bride of Christ? One aspect is to learn GOD’S STORY. He created us in His image…. Piece by piece, and peace by peace, we learn to walk as He has walked. And we learn His perspective.

Genesis 11:31-32

“And Terah took his son Abram and his grandson Lot, the son of Haran, and his daughter-in-law Sarai, his son Abram’s wife, and they went out with them from Ur of the Chaldeans to go to the land of Canaan; and they came to Haran and dwelt there. So the days of Terah were two hundred and five years, and Terah died in Haran.”

When we are home, we are comfortable and at ease. Even if our labour is hard, it is in our homeland and so there is a certain degree of peace in the familiarity of home.

And so, when Terah leaves Ur and takes his son and his grandson, this is the beginning of new life for the men.

Canaan

We can only guess where Ur was. Many think Iraq. It will have been east of where Israel is now because the land of Canaan — where these journeymen were headed — became the land that GOD would promise to Abraham. Therefore Ur could have been what is now Iraq or Syria or even somewhere further east. 

What matters more than where was Ur, is that the family of Terah settled in a new place…. and then Terah died. 

How frustrating it must have been for Abram, Sarai and Lot to be in a strange place, not chosen by them but by the man who had led them there. And the final destination for Abram was not Heran. 

The end of Terah’s life marked the beginning of a promise, which will unfold in later chapters of GOD’s Story.

The beginning of the promise

In order for GOD to move, often we need to be in motion. 

Terah started the journey that would bring Abram to his new identity, his new life, his new relationship with GOD.

This first step is huge in Abram’s life. We don’t know why Terah left Ur. We don’t know why Abram and Lot followed. What we know is that this was the beginning of the promised covenant between the Creator of the universe and one man whom He found of great faith.