David’s Journal – Finish Your Course

David's Journal

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Do you know who Terah is?

He was on his way to Canaan… and he never made it that far.

I believe Terah fell short of Gods goal for his life.

Terah was 75 years old when Abram was born. He was 145 when Abram left him… because Abram was called by God to go to… you guessed it… Canaan.

Terah settled… where he shouldn’t have. He was 170 when Isaac was born and died at the age of 205 when Isaac was 35 years old. Terah lived for 60 years… probably not seeing his son again and never knowing that he had a grandson. I think God calls people to do things and will sometimes use generations to get it done if He has too.

Isn’t it interesting that Terah was going to Canaan. I can’t believe it was a coincidence. Terah may have been distracted from the plan of God with satisfaction, or just got distracted altogether and settled for less than his vision. Without a doubt he stopped short of his plans because the Bible says he was going to Canaan.

God gave Abram what his father refused to do… sounds like the Israelites in the desert, doesn’t it? God gave the next generation what the former refused to receive.

Genesis 11:31-32 Terah took his son Abram, his grandson Lot son of Haran, and his daughter-in-law Sarai, the wife of his son Abram, and together they set out from Ur of the Chaldeans to go to Canaan. But when they came to Harran, they settled there.

Terah lived 205 years, and he died in Harran.


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