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Day Eight- Genesis 13-24. Summery

      It's been a little while since I posted on this. I had actually fallen back on the reading. I need to make time within my daily life to read more. Grow in my Faith. Every few months or so I will have a Faith post. But, as for this post, i'm  taking the main ideas and writing on them. Please Sit back and enjoy.

       I want to start this summery with the call of Abram. God,had chosen a faithful son. A son, in which was not corrupt. He wanted to choose one who would listen to his call. Within the first two verses of chapter 12 we are told, that God, called him to move to Canaan. And it only took him one try! God, plans this very carefully. I'm pretty sure Abram was scared to go at first, but his Faith kept hin going.

      "For the sake of ten I will no Destroy it"  ( 18:32)  Abram pleads and begs for that God will not destroy they city of Sodom if there is still believers. Abram knows, that it was not right for the righteous ( those who believe in God) to suffer the same as those who did not believe. He wanted God to desperately know the same. But the thing Abram didn't know, was that Our God is a Righteous God. God will save all those who believe in him. For the sake of even 1 God would not let that city suffer. 

    From today's reading we hear the story of Abraham is being tested. Tested to see if he still has Faith in God. Most likely for laughing, at him when God said he would have another son. God wanted to make sure Abraham was still the right guy for the job. But it's not different than from today. If we seek God, then we will easily find the ways God is testing us in our everyday lives. 

The walk to the hill of which showed Abraham was most likely a foreshadowing of Jesus Christ. If we look at it, Isaac  had to carry the wood of which he was to burn upon, to the hill. Just has Jesus had to carry his cross ( his death sentence) to the place he was to be crucified. And they both have someone help them carry their death sentence. ( Abraham carries the knife and the fire: Simenon helps carries the cross) 

     As our missions as Christians in this world, we are to go into places we are not from, and share the good news of Christ. We are called to act upon the word of God, and spread the word, spread the spirit. "I am an alien and a stranger among you" ( Abraham says this in chapter 23:4) We are to go into the places to spread the word. Jesus himself had a hard time spreading it in his own home town, so he went out. Just as we should

Verses that stuck out to me:


But Abram said to the king of Sodom, “With raised hand I have sworn an oath to the Lord, God Most High, Creator of heaven and earth,23 that I will accept nothing belonging to you, not even a thread or the strap of a sandal, so that you will never be able to say, ‘I made Abram rich.’ 
Genesis 14:22-23


After this, the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision:
“Do not be afraid, Abram.
    I am your shield,
    your very great reward.
Genesis 15:1

 Then God said to Abraham, “As for you, you must keep my covenant, you and your descendants after you for the generations to come.
Genesis 17:9

Thought:

Fundamentally,  if Abram didn't have Faith and say yes to God;
 then history wouldn't be has it is today. 

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