What would you do if God said this to you?
Go from your country
and your kindred
and your father’s house
to the land that I will show you.
And I will make of you a great nation,
and I will bless you
and make your name great,
so that you will be a blessing.
I will bless those who bless you,
and him who dishonors you I will curse,
and in you all the families
of the earth shall be blessed.
Would you trust him? Call him nuts? Do what he said? Freak out? Ignore him? Celebrate? Start getting people you didn’t like to dishonor you so they’d be cursed? Would you have the faith to pack up your family and possessions and leave all you’d ever known for a land you’d never seen?
And he believed the LORD, and he counted it to him as righteousness.