Monday, December 29, 2008

Bible Study Ch. 11 &12

CHAPTER 11: Well after the flood the Lord made a promise to never again destroy the earth and all life by water. However, he did not say that he would never again deal with with human sin. The building of the Tower of Babel was an attempt for the people to "make a name for themselves". The Lord confused there language so that each group spoke a different language and the people were scattered.

CHAPTER 12: ALL THE FOLLOWING WAS TAKEN FROM MY STUDY BOOK!! Now God began to devote special attention to one family. Then, from out of this nation, He would raise up the Messiah, who would achieve salvation for all who would believe in Him.

We can't be sure why God called Abram, we do know from later events in his life that he had many fine qualities. God's call to Abram was demanding. Abram was to leave his country, his people, and his father's household, and he was to go to a land he did not know. This must have seemed painful and risky to him. God's call may scare us. But when we are as certain of the Lord's will as we can be, we must respond in faith. He will give us strength to do what He asks.

Along with Abram's call came a blessings. (seven was the symbolic number of perfection)

1. "I will make you into a great nation"
2. "I will bless you"
3. "I will make you name great"
4. "you will be a blessing"
5. "I will bless those who bless you"
6. "whoever curses you I will curse"
7. "all peoples on earth will be blessed through you."

The Lord fulfilled these:
1. Abram became the father of the Hebrew nation
2. In his day we was rich
3. He has been famous ever since
4-7. His decedent Jesus Christ spread God's blessings to people from all nations

Abram didn't know about these fulfillments of course, he had to accept the blessings, and obey the call by faith.

NOW IN VERSES 10-20 God shows us Abram failure in character. He thought that he and his wife would be safer is they lied and said his wife, Sarai, was his sister. He should have trusted God to protect them and see them through, but he made a mistake.

I am guilty of doing this same thing...taking matters into my own hands and thinking "I HAVE EVERYTHING UNDER MY CONTROL." Sometimes I think being a person who likes order and organization sometimes is a curse...I like to have a plan and a goal for our house. As I get older and my walk with the Lord continues to grow I understand that I DAILY have to seek His will and plan for my life and my household. I have to DAILY surrender to his calling on my life and trust Him by faith.


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