Why couldn God accomplish His purposes for Abram in Haran and among his family?
We really do not know. God didn’t choose to reveal to us that portion of His perspective. And we don’t have any evidence that Abram knew the answer either. We do have plenty of evidence that Abram accepted God’s plan, seemingly without insisting on having it all satisfactorily explained to him. We also must rest in the assurance and faith that God knows exactly what He is doing. His decision to have Abram leave wasn’t merely some experiment to see if His ideas were workable. No! When God said, “Get thee out of…and from,” He knew that was the best way to accomplish His purposes. Had the best way been for Abram to stay put, then there would have been no command to leave. God works no differently in our day and in our lives. As children of faith, we too are called on to respond as Abram did: “So Abram departed, as the LORD had spoken unto him” (Genesis 12:4). Does Genesis 12:3 apply to Jews today? Consider the verse again: “And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curse