Abram said, “Lord God , what reward will You give me, since I am [leaving this world] childless, and he who will be the owner and heir of my house is this [servant] Eliezer from Damascus?” And Abram continued, “Since You have given no child to me, one (a servant) born in my house is my heir.” Then behold, the word of the Lord came to him, saying, “This man [Eliezer] will not be your heir but he who shall come from your own body shall be your heir.” And the Lord brought Abram outside [his tent into the night] and said, “Look now toward the heavens and count the stars–if you are able to count them.” Then He said to him, “So [numerous] shall your descendants be.” Then Abram believed in (affirmed, trusted in, relied on, remained steadfast to) the Lord ; and He counted (credited) it to him as righteousness (doing right in regard to God and man). And He said to him, “I am the [same] Lord who brought you out of Ur of the Chaldeans, to give you this land as an inheritance.” – GENESIS 15:2-7 AMP
Abraham didn’t understand how God was going to make this happen, but He trusted God anyways. How often do we get this backwards? Trying to understand or define how God operates? Trying to confine God to a comfortable box that we can wrap our heads around instead of kneeling in awe and reverence before and Almighty God who can be trusted?
Lord, don’t let our hunger for wisdom and understanding outpace our faithfulness and trust in you. Keep us near to you, Lord, so that we might remain humble and obedient and loving and just, for your glory and honor. Amen.