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(Gen 12:6-8 ERV) “Abram traveled through the land as far as the town of Shechem and then to the big tree at Moreh. The Canaanites were living in the land at that time. 7 The Lord appeared to Abram and said, “I will give this land to your descendants.” Abram built an altar to honor the Lord who appeared to him there. 8 Then he left that place and traveled to the mountains east of Bethel. He set up his tent there. Bethel was to the west, and Ai was to the east. Abram built another altar at that place to honor the Lord, and he worshiped the Lord there.”
The second and the third altar were built by Abram, to honour the Lord who appeared to him when he got to Shechem. God has been communicating with Abram from, when He called him out of his country, but He has never revealed Himself to Abram. When Abram completely obeyed the first part of God’s instruction, by coming to the land He promised to show him, God appeared to him.
Abram felt honoured, because of his encounter with God at Shechem and he responded by building an altar to honour God. By raising an altar to honour the Lord who appeared to him, Abram created a platform for God to honour him. Every altar answers after its name. When you check it, Abram was never dishonoured among the Canananites, throughout his lifetime in the land. The altar keeps speaking honor, favour, riches, respect for Abraham, in the sight of men and women in the land. You can never suffer dishonour, when the altar of honour is speaking in your life.
With this understanding, we are raising the altar of honour, over the month of February 2022. Let the altar of honour speak for us and families, not only in February, but throughout our lifetime, in Jesus’ name.