ASV notes on Genesis 12:1-3 and the questions to consider

שלום חברי

God talked to Abraham and told him to leave for Canaan. Abraham was told to leave his family to travel on his own only with Sarah (Sarai). God wanted to be alone with Abraham, not having any disturbing factors around, it was vital for the relationship between God and Abraham, and it is vital for how we relate to God.

Christians, friends, and congregations could be beneficial, but could also be disturbing and moving you away from the will of God. Here in the case of Abraham, the pressure from Nahor, Lot and the rest of the family made Abraham accept to take with him his nephew Lot against the will of God, who told Abraham to leave their family behind.

God told Abraham to leave his father’s house and go where He would show Abraham, and then He would bless him, and bless those who blessed him and curse those who cursed him and all the families of the earth would be blessed.” 

God promised Abraham great things, but it was with conditions, “leave your family and their influence on you, and stay only with me, you and your wife. Another condition was to go where God showed him and listen to God’s instructions.

Abraham didn’t obey God, but you may say, “Yes he did, just took with him Lot, that cannot be bad”. When God tells you to do something, just do exactly what He tells you, this is the way to stay out of trouble. Lot brought many difficulties in his journey with Abraham. Abraham didn’t obey, but God led him on the right track along the way. He will do the same to you; just listen carefully when He adjusts you.

Questions to consider

  1. Does God talk to you?
  2. How can you make God talk to you?
  3. Do the promises of God have conditions linked to them?