Luke 22:37–40 (ESV)
For I tell you that this Scripture must be fulfilled in me: ‘And he was numbered with the transgressors.’ For what is written about me has its fulfillment.” And they said, “Look, Lord, here are two swords.” And he said to them, “It is enough.”
And he came out and went, as was his custom, to the Mount of Olives, and the disciples followed him. And when he came to the place, he said to them, “Pray that you may not enter into temptation.”
RECAP: HIGH VIEW OF GOD
God on the throne.
High and Lifted Up.
His Glory fills the earth.
BLESSED TO GO AND BE A BLESSING TO THE WORLD
Now the Lord said to Abram, “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.” So Abram went, as the Lord had told him, and Lot went with him. Abram was seventy-five years old when he departed from Haran. And Abram took Sarai his wife, and Lot his brother’s son, and all their possessions that they had gathered, and the people that they had acquired in Haran, and they set out to go to the land of Canaan. When they came to the land of Canaan,
We are blessed as Discover God as we go.
- We are blessed as Discover God as we go.
- We are blessed as we discover ourselves as we go. (The Road Back To You, by Ian Morgan Cron.)
- We are blessed as we discover the blessing is the journey not the destination.
Abram passed through the land to the place at Shechem, to the oak of Moreh. At that time the Canaanites were in the land. Then the Lord appeared to Abram and said, “To your offspring I will give this land.” So he built there an altar to the Lord, who had appeared to him. From there he moved to the hill country on the east of Bethel and pitched his tent, with Bethel on the west and Ai on the east. And there he built an altar to the Lord and called upon the name of the Lord. And Abram journeyed on, still going toward the Negeb.
THE ENEMY OF YOUR BLESSING IS A SETTLED LIFE
BUILD ALTARS NOT IDOLS
WHY WE SHOULD BUILD ALTARS
- BUILD AN ALTAR TO ACKNOWLEDGE GOD’S PRESENCE AND PROVISION FOR THE JOURNEY.
- BUILD AN ALTAR TO MARK A RECOGNITION OF GODLY PERSPECTIVE. A Moment of a High view
- BUILD AN ALTAR AS MILE MARKER TO KEEP YOU MOVING MOVING FORWARD.