Genesis 12:1-7 God’s Call to Abraham and Partial Obedience
1 “Now the LORD had said to Abram:
’Get out of your country, from your family and from your father's house, to a land that I will show you. 2 I will make you a great nation; I will bless you and make your name great; and you shall be a blessing. 3 I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse him who curses you; and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.’
Abram departed as the LORD
had spoken to him, and
Y The six-fold blessing is interesting to consider;
will make you a great nation.” Which began as God brought
Moses said, “And what great nation is there that has such statutes and righteous judgments as are in all this Law which I set before you this day?” [Deuteronomy 4:8]
And the nation will reach its greatest potential
during the Kingdom Age when Christ Jesus is seated on the throne in
2. “I will bless you and make your name great.” Abraham was blessed in everything he touched and his fame is, even today, renowned around the world among the Jews, the Arabs, and the Christians, as well as many secular peoples.
shall be a blessing.” Abraham was a
blessing to the people among whom he lived and traveled. To his own family, to
will bless those who bless you.”
This promise has followed the descendants of promise throughout
time; and the world has been blessed by the influence of the descendants of
curse those who curse you.” Those
6. “And in you all the families of the earth will be blessed.” This is a reference to the Messiah Who would come and provide salvation for anyone in every family in every nation who comes to God through Him.
Yahowah had spoken to Abram when
they were in
The command of Yahowah was to “Get out of
your country, from your family, and from your father’s house.” When they departed from
Since Terah took his whole family with him as he
was going to
We do not know how old Abram was when God spoke
to him or when they left
Y God had begun to bless Abram in Haran when Abram had just begun to obey God’s command as we see Abram taking, as he left Haran, “all the possessions they had gathered and the people whom they had acquired in Haran.”
We also know that when Abram was 75 years old he
They came into the
Y The land was populated by the Canaanites.
Y They are now in the land of promise and Yahowah appeared to Abram and said; “To your descendants I will give this land.”
Y There Abram built an altar to Yahowah, Who had appeared to him.
Y This is the first time that it is recorded that God actually appeared to someone, since the Garden of Eden.