Pastor Matt preached on Abraham today, and said something that got me musing.
If Abraham hadn’t packed up and left for a distant land, everything after that would have been different. God would have found somebody else to become the Father of Many Nations, and Jesus would still have come, but all the surrounding elements might have been very different.
So I started thinking. Is there any reason to think God was committed to that piece of real estate on the east shore of the Mediterranean as his Promised Land–a place which had no prior significance in the Bible?
What if God’s next choice after Abraham was someone in, say, ancient Persia, and he sent him to southern India as the Promised Land? Or he chose a person actually living in what would become Israel, and sent him to Greece or the Ukraine?
And what if Abraham WAS the second (or third) choice, after persons who had decided to stay put instead of stepping out in faith?
Just wondering.Leave a comment