I’ve just embarked on a challenge to read through God’s Word in 90-days and thus far it’s been so rewarding! To dive into the very wisdom of God will always be rewarding.
This week, one of the books I’m reading is Genesis (obviously, since I just started!). It still amazes me how the Almighty Creator would desire to have a relationship with a creature who consistently fails and falters. One of my favorite people to read about is Abraham, a man chosen by the Lord to bring up a great nation through his seed. Along Abraham’s journey we can see times that he had a serious lack of faith. It’s easy for me to sit here and think, “Abraham….haven’t you been through this before? Why haven’t you learned to just trust God?” But how many times have I done exactly that? I can say that God’s Word is truly a mirror!
We come to Chapter 18 where Abraham is interceding on behalf of Lot and the city which he dwelt, Sodom. When God revealed to Abraham that he would be destroying Sodom, vs. 23 says, “And Abraham drew near, and said, Wilt thou also destroy the righteous with the wicked?” He didn’t retreat and fret about how he could possibly save Lot himself. He drew closer to his Saviour. After Abraham’s prayer and God’s reply, vs. 33 says, “And the LORD went his way, as soon as he had left communing with Abraham: and Abraham returned unto his place.”
Wow…..God communed with Abraham. According to Webster’s 1828 dictionary, to commune means “To converse; to talk together familiarly; to impart sentiments mutually, in private or familiar discourse”. To have that kind of familiarity with the Lord, where HE communes with US, is truly an amazing thing. Is HE your best friend? Is HE the first one you talk to as soon as a worry or a fear enters your mind? Is HE the one with whom you share all your joys and sorrows? I was certainly challenged by this as I considered my walk with the Lord.