Weekly Pursuit – Week 4 of November

Nov 30, 2022 by



Gen. 17:1 “When Abram was ninety-nine years old, Jehovah appeared to Abram and said to him, I am the All-sufficient God; walk before Me, and be perfect.”




We need to learn the meaning of the title of God, the All-sufficient God. In Hebrew this title is El Shaddai, meaning the “all-sufficient Mighty One.” In Genesis 17:1 God told Abraham to walk before Him. Walking before the Lord means that we constantly enjoy the Mighty One with the all-sufficient udder supplies all of our daily need. As we are enjoying His supply, we are walking in His presence.


God also told Abraham to be perfect. For Abraham to be imperfect meant that he was short of God. None of us can be perfected without God. If your home life is without God, your home life is not perfect. If God is not in your married life, your married life is imperfect. To be perfected means to have God added to us. Since [God] is the all-sufficient Mighty One, there is no reason for us to be imperfect. Whatever we lack, God is. There is no reason for us to be poor; we have a large deposit in the heavenly bank.


Practically speaking, to be perfect means that we do not rely upon the strength of the flesh but trust in the all-sufficient Mighty One for our life and work. We should not rely upon the exercise of our natural self or upon the energy of our flesh. Wemust always trust in God’s all-sufficiency for everything. We all must learn to keep ourselves constantly in God. This is the way to be perfect. (Life-study of Genesis, msg. 47)

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