God’s leading is often strange. That’s because He doesn’t share the plan. He keeps it a secret. We want God’s plan so we can trust the plan. God hides the plan so we will trust Him.
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Genesis began with God blessing all He created. But the fall of man, Abel’s murder, the rebellion at Babel, and the global flood gave cause to doubt that there would be any recovery of that blessing. Genesis 3–11 sketches more than 4,000 years of suffering that people experienced under the curse of sin.
But God’s plan chose one man through whom He would resurrect His blessing for all mankind.
Your life may seem in chaos as well. But God has a good plan He is hiding.
A One-Man Plan
God’s plan included telling one man, Abram, to leave his family, friends and everything else familiar.
[Go] to the land which I will show you. . . . And in you all the families of the earth will be blessed. —Gen. 12:1, 3
God’s plan and promise ultimately found its fulfillment in Abram’s descendant, the one man Jesus Christ (Matt. 1:1).
In choosing Abram, God demonstrated grace. And in choosing to follow, Abram demonstrated faith.
Abram left Ur, a city with tremendous advantages.
The move represented an incredible act of faith for Abram—especially for someone with no material needs.