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Obedience has to be complete. Partial obedience is not obedience.

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Genesis 12:1–13 NIV84
1 The Lord had said to Abram, “Leave your country, your people and your father’s household and go to the land I will show you. 2 “I will make you into a great nation and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing. 3 I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you.” 4 So Abram left, as the Lord had told him; and Lot went with him. Abram was seventy-five years old when he set out from Haran. 5 He took his wife Sarai, his nephew Lot, all the possessions they had accumulated and the people they had acquired in Haran, and they set out for the land of Canaan, and they arrived there. 6 Abram traveled through the land as far as the site of the great tree of Moreh at Shechem. At that time the Canaanites were in the land. 7 The Lord appeared to Abram and said, “To your offspring I will give this land.” So he built an altar there to the Lord, who had appeared to him. 8 From there he went on toward the hills east of Bethel and pitched his tent, with Bethel on the west and Ai on the east. There he built an altar to the Lord and called on the name of the Lord. 9 Then Abram set out and continued toward the Negev. 10 Now there was a famine in the land, and Abram went down to Egypt to live there for a while because the famine was severe. 11 As he was about to enter Egypt, he said to his wife Sarai, “I know what a beautiful woman you are. 12 When the Egyptians see you, they will say, ‘This is his wife.’ Then they will kill me but will let you live. 13 Say you are my sister, so that I will be treated well for your sake and my life will be spared because of you.”

1. Obedience is required of God’s children

God directed Abram to leave his country, people, and home
God directed Abram to GO
God said He would show him the place

2. Partial is obedience is complete disobedience

Abram almost obeyed completely
Abram took his nephew
God said for him to leave “your people”

3. Trust God even when things don’t make sense

The elder of Lamb of Glory and the wheel barrel
Trust that it makes sense to your leader
Go to a place
Even though others live in it, God has prepared the place for you

4. Trust God even when things do go as planned

The wax on - wax off principle
Muscle memory
Getting your blessing won’t be easy
Stay planted where God placed you
Don’t leave just cause things get tough
The famine drove Abram out of the Place God had for him
Don’t let lack take you away from the Place where God took you
Leaving the place where God took you will cause you to do things you didn’t want to do
Stay the course

5. Answer the call — GO

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