January 22, 2018: 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:  12:1-9  Abram required great faith to leave all he knew and follow the Lord.  Are you willing to make the same show of faith?  What is God calling you to do?  Why haven’t you done it?  Are you excuses greater than God’s will?