“I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you; I will make your name great, so that you will be a blessing.” —Genesis 12:2
After the Babylonian exile, the chosen people wondered whether they were chosen for greatness or for destruction. They went back to their roots, to Abram, the founding father of the nation, to see why they were destroyed. They concluded that, without a doubt, the Lord had promised Abram that he would be the father of a great nation. He had even “struck Pharaoh and his household with severe plagues” to protect Abram’s wife Sarai (12:17). God’s promises are true; He backs them up.
Prayer: Father, may I be what You want me to be without the slightest omission.
Promise: “I will bless those who bless you and curse those who curse you. All the communities of the earth shall find blessing in you.” —12:3