God of Abraham and Terah
by Natalia, God's Woman(72)
(Star, Idaho, U.S.A.)
Is it possible that God first called Terah, not Abraham, to leave Ur of the Chaldeans & take his family to a place where they could serve God alone?
Is it possible that since Terah was a procrastinator & tarried too long, one son (Haran) died & another son (Nahor) was now old enough to say to his father, "No, I'm Not going with you!"?
Is it possible that by the time he left Ur, the only one that would consent to going along was Abram?
Is it possible that for the same reason (Terah not being very obedient to God) he chose to settle in Haran? Luke-warm....neither in Mesopotamia, nor in Canaan.
Is it possible that when God finally saw that Terah would not leave Haran, He decided to call Abram, instead?
Lessons....When God calls men to take their families out of the worldly system & to follow the Lord on the straight & narrow, they shouldn't procrastinate. And if the father will not do it, hopefully the son can do differently with his own family. Heed God's call.
Abraham's faith showed not only in leaving when God told him to, but also in believing for a son....NOT just any son...he was looking forward to the SEED that was promised, to be born. He believed in Jesus, before Jesus was born. Only faith in the promised Messiah saved then, & still does today.