1 Now 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.
2 “I will establish My covenant between Me and you,
And I will multiply you exceedingly.”
3 Abram fell on his face, and God talked with him, saying,
4 “As for Me, behold, My covenant is with you,
And you will be the father of a multitude of nations.
5 “No longer shall your name be called 1Abram,
But your name shall be 2Abraham;
For I have made you the father of a multitude of nations.
6 “I will make you exceedingly fruitful, and I will make nations of you, and kings will come forth from you. 7 “I will establish My covenant between Me and you and your descendants after you throughout their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be God to you and to your descendants after you. 8 “I will give to you and to your descendants after you, the land of your sojournings, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession; and I will be their God.”
An encounter with God is a humbling thing. God tells Abram to walk before Him, and be blameless. Abram knew his life had not been blameless, and he had certainly forgotten God’s plan and promise several times. Yet God was still going to keep His promise, and He still wanted to bless Abram. The result, Abram falls on his face, prostrate before the one and only almighty God. When we see what God intends to do in our lives, that He still wants to use these fragile, earthen vessels, it is indeed the most humbling experience. What else can we do, but fall on our face, and worship Him?