In the days of Abraham, to start out for a land one had never seen was as great a venture of faith as astronauts going to the moon today.
It took a great deal of faith for Abraham to leave Ur of the Chaldees and go to a strange land. Like Abraham, we Christians are pilgrims on this earth, and by faith we are traveling to a land we have never seen.
Abraham only partially obeyed at first and did not go directly to the land God wanted to show him. There were the years of wasted time in Haran, which to Abraham meant lost time and lost rewards.
As Abraham left Haran he still had no clear directive about the land to which he was going. God had not even so much as described the land as “a land flowing with milk and honey,” as He did later for the Israelites in Egypt.
Abraham had nothing to rely on except God’s clear command to go. By faith he was to walk a step at a time. God seldom accompanies His commands with reasons or explanations, but He always accompanies them with wonderful promises.
Do you trust God? When you know God wants you to do something, can you step out for Him and claim His promises, even though He hasn’t given you reasons why He wants you to do it?
“Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass” (Ps. 37:5).