And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing —Genesis 12:2.
There is no name in history so well known as the name of Abram. Even Christ is not more widely known, for the Mohammedans, the Persians, and the Egyptians make a great deal of Abram. His name has been for centuries and centuries favorably known in Damascus. God promised him that great men should spring from his loins. Was there ever a nation that has turned out such men?
Think of Moses, and Joseph, and Joshua, and Caleb, and Samuel, and David, and Solomon, and Elisha. Think of Elijah, and Daniel, and Isaiah, and all the other wonderful Bible characters that have sprung from this man! Then think of John the Baptist, of Peter, of James, and John, and Paul, a mighty army. No one can number the multitude of wonderful men that have sprung from this one man called out of the land of the Chaldeans, unknown and an idolater, probably, when God called him; and yet how literally God has fulfilled his promise that through him he would bless all the nations of the earth. All because he surrendered himself fully and wholly to let God bless him.
Today we look to Christ Jesus with reference to Abraham. God has truly kept His promise and now is the time for ustodo likewise. Our hope is not in a man but through the saving grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. Where are you looking this morning? There is no other name under heaven where by man can be saved but through the Name of Jesus Christ. God bless