080 God can reveal Himself anywhere
June 21, 2017 | Permalink
‘Joshua said to all the people, “This is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says: ‘Long ago your ancestors, including Terah the father of Abraham and Nahor, lived beyond the Euphrates River and worshiped other gods. But I took your father Abraham from the land beyond the Euphrates and led him throughout Canaan and gave him many descendants.'”‘ Joshua 24:2-3
Illuminating! Abram’s father, Terah, was an idol worshipper. Abraham, the great father of multitudes, to whom great blessing was bestowed, was the son of an idolator. One might ask, somewhat tongue in check, “can anything good come from Ur of the Chaldeans?”
We live in times where there is still great idol worship, and not just in the southern and northern regions of Haran and Ur in the region known as Mesopotamia. And, in many instances, we are born into idol worshipping families, be it materialism, naturalism, pride, or some non-Trinitarian deity. How is it then that Abram could become a person of faith, how too us, who are born into a family not worshipping the one true God? Because, while our family lines affect a lot of who we are, God still allows for every individual, no matter their circumstances, to worship Him. And that is certainly the case with Abram.
Indeed, a closer inspection shows how difficult was the environment that Abram had. Not only was he born into idolatrous circumstances, he lived in a region intense with idolatry, and even went on a journey with his father, an idol worshipper, to an idol worshipping place. Yet still he was a man that God determined to reveal Himself to.
When did that happen? We shall find out tomorrow.