Year 2018
Apr 2018
15 Apr 2018

Genesis 13:1-4 - There and back again!

Joey Bonifacio

So Abram went up from Egypt, he and his wife and all that he had, and Lot with him, into the Negeb. Now Abram was very rich in livestock, in silver, and in gold. And he journeyed on from the Negeb as far as Bethel to the place where his tent had been at the beginning, between Bethel and Ai, to the place where he had made an altar at the first. And there Abram called upon the name of the Lord. – Genesis 13:1-4 ESV

What do you do when a seemingly good idea turns out to be a really bad one? As we see early on in Abraham’s story, the father of faith takes one wrong turn after another to the point where he had no choice but to backtrack to Bethel: The place he first called out to God. Dark pasts can derail bright futures, but God can turn any setback into a step forward.