We’re Back! God of Our Fathers: Abraham (Genesis 12:1-3)September 12, 2022 ● 22 min
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1 Now the Lord said to Abram, “Go from your country and your kindred and your father's house to the land that I will show you. 2 And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing. 3 I will bless those who bless you, and him who dishonors you I will curse, and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.”
We see “blessed” 5 times in the text – the central message of this passage is blessing!
WHAT’S THE BACKSTORY?
Genesis 3-11: A dumpster fire of what happens when sin separates people from God
Genesis 11: Terah (Abram’s dad) is going to Canaan, but settles in Haran. Abram is going to be told to go to the place his father never made it to.
“I will bless you so you will be a blessing” – this is the purpose of blessings, to bless others.
WHAT DOES IT MEAN?
Questions to consider –
What does it mean to be a representative?
What does it mean to bless?
What does it mean that Abram is a blessing?
What does it look like to move blessing on?
WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR ME?
God always has a plan. He pursues blessing for his people despite our failings.
Abraham’s part to play was obedience.
Everything in your life is part of a bigger plan. God is constantly working his plan out in the world, and you a part of that plan.
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