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December 13, 2016
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Now the Lord said to Abram,
“Go forth from your country,
And from your relatives
And from your father’s house,
To the land which I will show you.”
–  Genesis 12:1

The portion of a called one is nothing but the Lord Himself. Without the Lord, all that we have and experience is in vain.

We should not think that the gift God has given us is our portion. The reality of all our God-given spiritual gifts is the Lord Himself. Without Him, there wouldn’t be any gifts. Eventually all the gifts will be done away, and only the Lord will remain (1 Cor. 13:8). The good land promised to Abraham is a picture of Christ as the portion of the called ones.

Adapted from A Sketch of Genesis, page 84.

Tomorrow: “The Purpose of God’s Calling: The Land” (3)

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