Monthly Archives: November 2012

The Faith of Abraham (Gen 12-14)

The story of Abraham is really a journey from faith to faith, and as the story progresses we see the ups and downs of Abraham’s trust in God. When the Lord first spoke to Abram and spoke the fourfold promise … Continue reading

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Abram heard the Lord…

At the beginning of Genesis 12, Scripture states: “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.” I have always wondered how Abram, an … Continue reading

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The call of Abraham (Gen 11:27-12:3)

Against the backdrop of the story of the tower of Babel, we find that Terah and his sons Abram and Nahor and their families, set out from the city of Ur. Ur is one of the oldest cities in Mesopotamia, … Continue reading

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The City of Man and the City of God

Babel was the earthly City of Man, the city of self-reliance and human accomplishment, as well as human arrogance toward God, in thinking they could build a tower to the heavens and make a name for themselves. Though God destroyed … Continue reading

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God’s Merciful Judgment on the City of Man – the Tower of Babel, part 2

When humanity decided to build a city and a tower reaching to the heavens on the plain of Shinar, this aim required a certain level of cooperation among human beings dominated by that self-for-self spirit of sin. One might think … Continue reading

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