Early in the book of Genesis, there’s a familiar passage that’s one of those that is easy to gloss over because it is so familiar, or we fail to see its relevance in our world. Genesis 15:6 says, “Abram believed the Lord, and He credited it Him as righteousness.” Abram simply believed what God told Him, trusted it would come to pass, and as a result, God blessed Him and considered Abram to be His friend (James 2:23; Isaiah 41:8).
It was a simple interaction. God spoke to Abram, Abram believed God, Abram received God’s blessing, and his relationship with His Creator flourished. When God speaks to us, do we believe Him? Do we trust He will do what He says He will do? As we read through Scripture, do we trust God’s Word, or do we only hope or wish it to be true?