Shepherd Daily Devotional

Backup Strategy

“Are you trusting God and at the same time worried?”

Written By Benjamin Dankaka

Are you trusting God and at the same time worried?

God had said to Abraham, “Leave your country, your people and your father’s household and go to the land I will show you.” Although Abraham heeded God’s call, He didn’t do exactly what God asked him to do because Lot, his nephew went with him. Recall that when God called Abraham, he didn’t have a child of his own. So, he didn’t have an heir even though he was wealthy. Maybe, Abraham took Lot along because he needed to feel safe that his wealth would at least go to his nephew if he eventually died without a child.  

Once, Abraham cried out to God, “You have given me no children; so a servant in my household will be my heir.” At the time, Abraham had just been separated from Lot. So He was troubled that he might end up giving his wealth to a servant, someone who wasn’t a relation. But God had to reassure Abraham that He would make his “offspring like the dust of the earth.” Obviously, Lot had been Abraham’s back up plan – a strategy intended to make him feel secure. Are you trusting God and at the same time worried that He might fail you?

Prayer: Lord Jesus, increase my faith. Amen.

REFERENCES/FURTHER STUDY: Genesis 13:1-18; Genesis 15:3

Unless otherwise stated all scripture quotations are from the Holy Bible, New International Version.

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