Adonai: Owner Of All

Day 1 of 3 • This day’s reading


Ceding ownership of our lives to Adonai means trusting Him with our future. 

In Genesis 15, Abram began to doubt God’s promise that he would be the father of a great nation (Genesis 12:2). After all, Abram and his wife were getting older, and his only male heir was his servant, Eliezer. Yet, in the midst of his doubt, Abram called out to God as his Adonai (Genesis 15:2-8). 

In response, Adonai revealed both the expansiveness of His creative power (“Look to the heavens, and count the stars, if you are able to count them.”) and his covenant-keeping faithfulness (“On that day the Lord made a covenant with Abram saying, ‘To your descendants I have given this land.’”). 

Abram’s trust that God was Adonai meant trusting that God was in control of his future, even when he had not received the promised son. In the text, this unyielding trust in Adonai is identified as faith: 

“He believed in the Lord, and He reckoned it to him as righteousness.” 

Our fear in ceding ownership to Adonai is often fear of the unknown future and a sense that we will not be in control of how that future will evolve. Faith, however, means knowing the power and covenant faithfulness of our God and trusting that our future is always safer in the strong hands of Adonai.  

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