When we do acts that go against God, we create for ourselves thorns on our sides that will attempt to keep us away from God's will... but, if we remain in Him, no weapon formed against us will prosper.
The LORD appeared to Abraham near the great trees of Mamre while he was sitting at the entrance to his tent in the heat of the day. Abraham looked up and saw three men standing near byGenesis 18:1-2, NIV This chapter of Genesis starts with an appearance from the LORD, Yahweh. The Bible begins stating … Continue reading GENESIS 18
a tree that bears no fruit will be cut down
Ishmael and Esau might've acquired earthly success, but God's covenant blessing matters more, because you cannot take the things here on earth with you when you die.
Parents in the Old Testament tended to select names based on circumstances surrounding the birth or words spoken near the time of birth.
The LORD has kept me from having children. Go sleep with my slave; perhaps I can build a family through her.Genesis 16:1, NIV Something I realized is this: Nowhere in the Bible does it say Abram kept mistresses, this to me means that Abram was faithful to Sarai and slept with someone else because she … Continue reading GENESIS 16
Do not be afraid Abram.I am your shield, your very great reward.Genesis 15:1, NIV Abram believed the LORD, and He credited to him as righteous.Genesis 15:6, NIV Abram was not saved because of righteous living or obedience, but because he believed in God. The only valid work is the work of faith. "The work of … Continue reading GENESIS 15
Then Melchizedek king of Salem brought out bread and wine. He was priest of the God Most High.Genesis 14:18 NIV Melchizedek means "my king is righteous". He is a contemporary of Abram, who worshiped the Living God.He is described as the king of Salem, an older and shorter name for Jerusalem. The root of the … Continue reading GENESIS 14
As I read Genesis 14, I had this sense of curiosity about the Dead Sea so I googled information about it and took some notes; so I am sharing them with y'all. Enjoy!