“It was by faith that Abraham obeyed when God called him to leave home and go to another land that God would give him as his inheritance. He went without knowing where he was going. And even when he reached the land God promised him, he lived there by faith—for he was like a foreigner, living in tents. And so, did Isaac and Jacob, who inherited the same promise. Abraham was confidently looking forward to a city with eternal foundations, a city designed and built by God.” Hebrews 11:8-10
Abraham left everything to obey God. Abraham did not know even where he was going. He only knew that God told him to leave his home and to go where God showed him. Even when he reached the place that God told him to go, he lived there as a foreigner. Living in a tent. Today what if God told you to leave your home and your family? To travel to a country that you knew nothing about. You did not know anyone. Would you leave it all? Abraham had faith. He had faith that no matter where he was God would take care of him.
We are too attached to the world and the things of the world. We must realize that we are only foreigners in this world. We have a better place that we are going. We are going to spent eternity in heaven with Jesus. The older I get the less the world means to me. I have too much stuff. We are in the process of getting rid of some of our stuff and it is very freeing to have less stuff. I cannot take any of this worldly stuff with me when I die. If we are going to truly follow God, things of this world need to become less important.
“Don’t store up treasures here on earth, where moths eat them and rust destroys them, and where thieves break in and steal. Store your treasures in heaven, where moths and rust cannot destroy, and thieves do not break in and steal. Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will also be.” (Matthew 6:19-21)