Genesis 12 – The Almighty said to Abram: Leave your country, your father’s house, and your relatives, and go to the land that I, the Almighty, will show you. I will enrich you and make your descendants into a great nation. You will become famous and be an enrichment to others. I will enrich those who enrich you, but I will put a curse on anyone who puts a curse on you. Everyone on earth will be enriched because of you.
Abram was 75 years old when the Almighty told him to leave the city of Haran. He obeyed and left with his wife Sarai, his nephew Lot, and all the possessions and slaves they had acquired while in Haran.
When they came to the land of Canaan, Abram went as far as the sacred tree of Moreh in a place called Shechem. The Canaanites were still living in the land at that time, but the Almighty appeared to Abram and promised, “I will give this land to your family forever.”
Abram then built an altar there for the Almighty. Abram traveled to the hill country east of Bethel and camped between Bethel and Ai, where he built another altar and worshiped the Almighty. Later, Abram started out toward the Southern Desert.
What is the major point of this content shared in Genesis 12? The Creator chose Abram for a huge future purpose. He was commanded to leave his country.
He was promised to be enriched, to become great and well known.
Abram obeyed and left his country, including Haran for the land of Canaan. He was in Canaan in Bethel and Ai. We will explore more as we continue.
Until next time, be strong and very courageous, and may the Great Creator be with you.
Consul General AKOPPI-BSM
Power be with you!