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The Calling of Abraham

Updated on June 1, 2011

This is one of the best of my devotional insights.

The Calling of Abraham


Then the Lord told Abram,"leave your country,

your relatives, and your father's house and go

to the land I will show. "

Genesis 12:1

Abraham was seventy five years old when God called him and gave him a great mission to be a father of a great nation.

Why at seventy five years old? Why not at 25 when Abraham was a robust young man or even at 35 when Abraham was still very much at the prime of his life.

Our society considers age as a prime factor in almost everything. If a woman's age closes to forty and she is still single, she is considered as left behind. Classified ads of newspapers reveal only corporate's discrimination against age. The worls has a place only for the young, strong and mighty.

God held the time table for Abraham. For him, age seventy five is the best year for Abraham to fulfill his calling. God indeed has prepared a perfect time table for each of his children. There are times we may not comprehend, but God's timing is just perfect.

As believers, we should not be dependent upon the time table of the "world" or even be pressured by it. We have to hold on to God's plan for our life. We must trust His wisdom completely.

The world may have no more place to give to a seventy five -year old man, but God has always a special calling even to the very old folks. At 80 or beyond, God has still reserved his purposes for your life.


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      Maria Cristina Aquino Santander 10 years ago from Manila

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      Maria Cristina Aquino Santander 10 years ago from Manila

      Thanks Doghouse for taking time to read this hub.

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      In The Doghouse 10 years ago from California

      "And these are the days of the years of Abraham’s life which he lived, an hundred threescore and fifteen years." I guess at 75 he was still a "young pup!" I agree, blessings come according to the Lord's time. Thank you.

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      soyelude 10 years ago from Lagos - Nigeria

      Yes cristina,God is not a respecter of time or age. Most times God chooses a particular time to do His will...this is usually the perfect time. If it happens at our own time we shall surely make a mess of Gods time is the BEST.Let us learn to wait on HIM. Good hub again cristina...i've been blessed and so are you!

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      Wehzo 10 years ago

      You are absolutely right Cristina. I couldn't agree with you more. God alone know when our 'Right Time' is.

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      Aman deep Garg 10 years ago

      I agree with you,everything depends on God.We are here to do our work as a human being,rest leave at him.