Genesis 13:3 From the Negev he went from place to place until he came to Bethel, to the place between Bethel and Ai where his tent had been earlier and where he had first built and altar. There Abram called on the name of the Lord.
In the text, Abrahm finds himself between Bethel and Ai, which literally means between “The House of God” and a “heap of ruins.” As the text identifies, this place was familiar to Abrahm because he had been there before. As Abrahm “went through” his transition he recalled the steps that he had taken previously to make it to his promised land. Previously Abrahm had pitched a tent and built an altar. In the Hebrew culture a tent, also known as a Chuppah is used as a dwelling to host the presence of God. Once a sacrifice was made on the altar, the Chuppah was used to show gratitude and served as a dwelling for the presence of the Lord. All who were covered by the Chuppah, were immersed in God’s presence and could expect miracles to be performed in their life.
Now that you know the history of it, what will you do the next time you find yourself in transition? Will you worship God and allow his presence to dwell with you or will you try to figure things our for yourself and pretend that you do not need God’s help.
The great news is that God wants to work on your behalf. He wants to work in your life and he wants to bless you above anything that your mind can comprehend! When God does an amazing thing for you, it serves as an example for the body of Christ and gives hope to others!
The best part of today’s text is the very last line. When Abrahm found himself in trouble again, he simply called on the name of the Lord! By calling God’s name, Abrahm let God know that he trusted him and had not forgotten the promises of the Lord!
Make Him Great In this Place!