Posted by: wwyeshua | January 15, 2014

ABRAHAM MOVES TO THE PROMISED LAND – Genesis 11:31 – 15:6

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Abram’s family was from Ur of the Chaldeans, they moved from Ur and were going to Canaan, but they decided to stay in Haran.

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One day the Lord came to Abram and said, “Abram, get out of your country, and out of your father’s house, and go to the land that I will show you.” 

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And the Lord promised him: “I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you, and make your name great; and all the people on the earth you will be blessed through you.”

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So Abram packed up all of his belongings; took Sarai, his wife; Lot, his nephew, since Lot’s father had died; all of his servants and all of his flocks and left for God’s promised land. 

Abram was 75 years old when he left Haran.

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The trip was very long and it took many weeks to get to where they were going. Take a look at the map and see how far it was. I looked it up and it is 870 miles. That is a very long way to travel with all the servants and animals.

When they reached the place where there was the great tree of Moreh at a place called Sheshem.

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The Lord appeared to Abram again and said: “Look, I will give all this land to your children.” 

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And like it was the custom during those times, Abram built an altar to the Lord right there to mark the place where God had made the promise to him.

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Then Abram and his family travelled a little further south and they put up their tents in a place called Bethel and there they built another altar to the Lord.

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After a while, there was a famine in the land and they could not get enough food for themselves and for the animals, so they went to Egypt until the famine was over and then they came back.

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Both Abram and Lot had a lot of flocks and many animals so Abram gave Lot the first choice of where he wanted to live and Lot chose a place with lots of water close to the city of Sodom.

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Abram went the other way and lived in the land of Canaan.

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Many years later, during one beautiful starry night God appeared to Abram again like so many times before and He said: “Abram, don’t be afraid! I will protect you and reward you greatly.”

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“But, Lord,” said Abram, “I am old and don’t have a son. Who will get this reward?” Then God said, “look to the sky and try counting the stars, I promise that you will have more children than there are stars. This land called Canaan will be theirs.”

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So Abram believed God, and God said that he was faithful because he believed. 

Remember, if God promises something, He will do it. Nothing is too hard for the Lord! 

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Goodbye, until next time; when we will learn about Abram has a son. Until now God had not changed his name to Abraham.

Until then, remember to say your prayers obey your mom and dad and do not forget to go to church and Sunday school next week.  

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