The first four verses of Genesis chapter 13 starts out by telling us that Abram left Egypt with his wife and Lot and returned to the place between Bethel and Hai where he had pitched his tent and built the altar for the Lord. There he called on the name of the Lord. Abram had left this place to go to Egypt, on account of famine in the land, and there fearing for his life, he lied to the Pharaoh about his relationship with Sarai his wife, jeopardizing God’s plan of the promise Seed through him. He however, returns to the altar and calls on (worships) the name of the Lord.
Points to ponder:
We may have gone seeking things that can sustain us in places that are pagan like Abram went from his tent in between Bethel and Hai to Egypt, but true sustenance is in worshiping the Lord God and doing his will alone. We must therefore return and call on the name of the Lord! Are you on your way back to calling on the name of the Lord?
Genesis 13:1-6 (KJV)
1 And Abram went up out of Egypt, he, and his wife, and all that he had, and Lot with him, into the south.
2 And Abram was very rich in cattle, in silver, and in gold.
3 And he went on his journeys from the south even to Bethel, unto the place where his tent had been at the beginning, between Bethel and Hai;
4 Unto the place of the altar, which he had make there at the first: and there Abram called on the name of the Lord.