Today, we learn of Abraham – the father of many nations:
“No longer will you be called Abram ; your name will be Abraham, for I have made you a father of many nations. I will make you very fruitful; I will make nations of you, and kings will come from you. I will establish my covenant as an everlasting covenant between me and you, and your descendants after you for generations to come, to be your God and the God of your descendants after you. The whole land of Canaan, where you now reside as a foreigner, I will give as an everlasting possession to you and your descendants after you; and I will be their God.”
“Then God said to Abraham, ‘As for you, you must keep my covenant, you and your descendants after you for the generations to come. This is my covenant with you and your descendants after you, the covenant you are to keep: Every male among you shall be circumcised. You are to undergo circumcision, and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and you.’” Genesis 17:5-11
In Genesis 12, the LORD spoke to Abram (as he was called then): “Leave your country, your people and your father’s household and go to the land I will show you. I will make you into a great nation and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you, I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you.” Genesis 12:1-3
1. Abraham was an old man when God called him to set out on this journey. He was 75 year old when God called him to leave his home; 86 when his first son, Ishmael, was born through Hagar; 99 when he was circumcised; and 100 when his son Isaac was born through his wife Sarah. Genesis 12-21
Have you ever been in a position where you felt that God wanted you to do something outside of your comfort zone? Yet, we learn that despite any doubts or questions Abram may have had in the beginning, he obeyed the LORD and left with his family.
To summarize, ‘age’ means nothing to God who created time. Being descendants of Adam and Eve, time matters. Before Man was created, there was stirring in the Spiritual realm.