​Don’t settle in haran-1

​Don’t settle in haran-1

Genesis 11:31 “And Terah took Abram his son, and Lot the son of Haran his son’s son, and Sarai his daughter in law, his son Abram’s wife; and they went forth with them from Ur of the Chaldees, to go into the land of Canaan; and they came unto Haran, and dwelt there.”

Genesis 11:32 “And the days of Terah were two hundred and five years: and Terah died in Haran.”

Our focal scripture introduced us to a man called Terah and some of his family members. He was the father of Abram and Haran. Of particular interest to us was is vision. We can see form here that he was a man who grew up in his home town of Ur of the Chaldees. 

He seems he was tired of Ur of the Chaldees and he caught a vision of a more glorious and far better place compared to where he was. He had a vision of going to Canaan. We later got to know that Canaan was of course a land flowing with Milk and Honey. Canaan was a very prosperous place and he decided he must get there.

He set out for this glorious city in the company of his entire household and they go to a city called Haran and settled down there.

Genesis 11:31 “Terah took his son Abram, his grandson Lot (Haran’s son), and Sarai his daughter-in-law (his son Abram’s wife) and set out with them from Ur of the Chaldees for the land of Canaan. But when they got as far as Haran, THEY SETTLED DOWN THERE.” (MSG)

The Bible says, “They settled down in Haran”. They travelled as far as Haran on the way to Canaan and decided to make Haran, a temporary resting place their permanent abode. 

This is the main focus of this meditation. Terah, Abram’s father settled down in Haran, lived there and died there. We were not told from how many years he lived in Haran but he died there at the age of two hundred and five years.

You may say he lived long and I quite agree with you but the gist is this he lived an unfulfilled life. 

To be continued…

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