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Genesis 12:5

Right Destination

Joseph Chamberlain was a famous British statesman (1836-1914). In his younger years, he taught Sunday school in Birmingham. His favorite verse of Scripture was a sentence from Genesis 12:5, “They went forth to go into the land of Canaan; and into the land of Canaan they came” (KJV). It was a motto well-suited to a man of his determination and iron will. It also gave him a biblical basis for citing two qualifications for success in life. One is to have the right destination —”They went forth to go to the land of Canaan.” The second is to keep going after we have started—”into the land of Canaan they came.”

Daily Walk, June 21, 1993


  • “Evangelical Preaching,” Charles Simeon, p. 227.
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