I don’t rely on what I see. I rely on what God has said. I honor God with my cantaloupes. I do this and God will give me that. My barns will be blessed. My vats will be full of wine. I do this and then God will give me that.
It’s very interesting to look at all the different promises in the Bible, all the covenants. Some are unconditional. Others, though, are conditional. In the conditional covenants, it’s all about this and that. God says, “You do this and I’ll give you that.” The Bible says we do this when we’re searching for a spouse, and we will have that. But I know a lot of singles who were carrying around a lot of this to try to get to that, and you’ll never get to that, because you have too much of this in your life. Did that make sense?
Abraham did not fully leave everything behind. He kept some stuff with him. God said, “Leave your country.” God said, “Leave your father’s household.” What did Abraham do? Abraham was clinging to the cantaloupes. He had a lot of this to try to get to that. If you’ve got a lotta this with you, you can never get to that because, look, you’re not in a position to receive anything. Nor am I. Nor was Abraham.
What was Abraham holding onto? A lot of this.
Do you remember Lot? His nephew, what was Abraham doing hanging out with Lot? God told him, “Hey, leave your father’s household.” He didn’t do it. He brought Lot with him, and Lot caused him some serious drama and trauma. Lot was super-wealthy as well.
Picture again, now two Fortune 500 companies making their way through the middle of the Middle East, traveling around. There were some anxieties, some stress between the two camps. Abraham said, “Wait a minute, Lot, wait, wait. Let’s just split. You have first choice. You go this way. And, if you go this way, I’ll go the opposite.” So Lot went his way. And the Bible said that Lot pitched his tent toward Sodom.© Copyright 2012admin, All rights Reserved. Written For: Fellowship Church Grapevine