1/16/2018 Genesis Chapters 12-15
So, our chronological reading shifts from the events of Job back to the patriarchs. All scripture is inspired and important for study. But I do enjoy reading the more “historical-event” books as they read like a non-fiction novel. As we go through the events of the Patriarchs there will be many verses we can comment on. In these chapters there are two in particular that caught my eye.
In Genesis 12:4 we see Abram leave “as the Lord had told him.” Abram was already a very prosperous and wealthy man, so why leave, especially since he had not yet been told where he was going? The answer — his faith in what the Lord will provide.
The second is in Genesis 15:13-14 where we see the omniscience of God. The Lord’s promise of freedom from the Egyptians is foretold.
13 Then the Lord said to him, “Know for certain that for four hundred years your descendants will be strangers in a country not their own and that they will be enslaved and mistreated there. 14 But I will punish the nation they serve as slaves, and afterward they will come out with great possessions.