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January 18, 2016: Daily Bible Reading Commentary for Genesis 12-15

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Commentary:  In today’s reading, Abram(Abraham) is introduced.  No longer are we seeing how the Lord deals with the entire human race, but rather one man and his family.  God asks a great sacrifice of Abram, but promises an even greater reward.  For everything that Abram is asked to give up, the Lord promises to return to him.  This promise becomes the Abrahamic Covenant.  Abram’s journey begins with a trip to Egypt and we learn how Lot came to be in Sodom.

Focus Verses:  15:6 Paul would go on to use this example in his writings, showing that faith predates the Law of Moses.  Why was Abram’s faith valued?  How does it relate to your life today?

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