Genesis 17:1 – 22
“When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the Lord appeared to him and said, I am the Almighty God; walk and live habitually before Me and be perfect.”
– Genesis 17:1
Now there’s a call! Walk and live habitually before Me and be perfect!
I honestly don’t know what to think about the ‘perfect’ part. I just know that I want to. According to Strong’s concordance, the Hebrew meant, ‘without blemish, complete, full, perfect, sincerity, sound, without spot, undefiled, upright, whole’. . . Sounds a bit beyond me. However, God never calls us to something without making us able to do it.
Back to walking and living habitually. . . That we can do. That takes daily choices and priority checks. Are we really willing to sacrifice in order to keep our habit of walking and living with Him? That means time. Are we willing to confront another whom we see sinning? That means discomfort.
Would you ever consider cancelling a meeting because you forgot to plan in time with the Lord? Would you let the phone ring because He is still speaking? Would you risk not getting something done in order to maintain the habit of walking and living with Him?
If He were to write about you in His book, would He say that you walked and lived with Him habitually?
Can you afford the time? Can you risk being like Jesus, confronting when necessary? I say, Yes we can. When it gets right down to time and obedience, what do we do?