When Abram was 99 years old, the Lord appeared to him, saying, “I am God Almighty. Live in My presence and be blameless. Genesis 17:1 HCSB
In today’s world we all seem to be dependent upon our cell phones. We send email and text messages. And we even use our cell phones to leave voicemail messages. Just today I sent several text messages to the facility manager at our church. As I see things that need repair or cleaning, I send him a message. It is wonderful that we live in an age that technology helps us to communicate better with those around us.
God sent a message to Abram. First, God reminded him that He was the God who sustains life and provides for all of our needs. God is all-knowing. He knows the past and the future. Truly, God is a mighty God. Second, the Scripture records that Abram was to live in the presence of God and be blameless. Abram was to spend time with God and live differently than others.
Challenge: The message to Abram is the same message that God gives to His followers today: Spend time reading God’s Word and praying. Obey His commands in every respect because He is God. He is the only One who knows everything about you and deserves your praise and honor. Only He can meet every need you have. He deserves our best, our praise, and our worship.