When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the Lord appeared to Abram, and said to him, “I am God Almighty; walk before me, and be blameless. And I will make my covenant between me and you, and will make you exceedingly numerous.” Then Abram fell on his face; and God said to him, “As for me, this is my covenant with you: You shall be the ancestor of a multitude of nations.
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God says, "I am God. Walk with me." Abraham falls on his face. In fact for the most of this chapter, God does most of the talking. By v.17 Abraham must have gotten up again because it says he fell down on his face, laughing this time. Or maybe he was rolling around on the ground busting a gut the whole time. Yep, there is the one who faith was "reckoned to him as righteousness" rolling around in the warm dust. What is truly amazing is that God doesn't let Abraham off the hook. If God used a 99 year old guy rolling around laughing at him to move people toward a right relationship with God, let's remember that when we are thinking up some bogus reason not to do what God needs us to do.
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May we dust ourselves off and pay attention, Lord. Amen.