Week of August 19 - Day 3

Day 3 Read: Hebrews 11:8-10

By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to a place that he was to receive as an inheritance. And he went out, not knowing where he was going. 9 By faith he went to live in the land of promise, as in a foreign land, living in tents with Isaac and Jacob, heirs with him of the same promise. 10 For he was looking forward to the city that has foundations, whose designer and builder is God. 

Reflect: List all the things Abram was waiting for. When have you had to wait on God?

Consider: Verse 9 calls attention to the nomadic nature of Abraham’s sojourning in the promised land “like a stranger in a foreign country.” The phrase “like a stranger” can describe the manner of his sojourning with the sense of “as one sojourns in a foreign land.” It can also be viewed as describing Abraham’s personal situation.2

Respond: Why does God call us to seasons of waiting? What are we to learn? What might we avoid by waiting? What can we gain?

 

 

2  David L. Allen, Hebrews, The New American Commentary (Nashville, TN: B & H Publishing Group, 2010), 548–549.