When Abraham was a Military Leader

Ok, I changed the Father Abraham song. Work with me, here. It now goes like this: “General Abraham, had 138 men…” Ok, a bit clunky. Let’s try this, “General Abraham had just a few men, just a few had General Abraham, and they never lost.” That’s it! Guaranteed classic. They were 1-0. But look, this … Continue reading When Abraham was a Military Leader

Muscle Memory Towards a Walk by Faith

What a change in Abram from his fear in Egypt to his faith in Canaan. In Egypt, his fear caused him to walk by sight, not by faith. In Canaan with Lot, he chooses to walk by faith, not by sight. Abram can offer Lot any portion of the land around him because he believes … Continue reading Muscle Memory Towards a Walk by Faith

Don’t Settle for Less

We read in Genesis 11 that Terah packed up his worldly possession and with his son, Abram and his nephew, Lot and Sarai, Abram’s wife, headedout of town. The city of Ur was in the rearview as this band of travelers made their way to Canaan. Why? It doesn’t tell us in the text, but … Continue reading Don’t Settle for Less

What Was Going on in Babel?

You will find the story in Genesis 11, and it is a case study in the sin-born desire in mankind to make a way to heaven without God. If they can. Here’s what we see in the text. They were united. The whole earth was united by one language, which is wonderful, and will happen … Continue reading What Was Going on in Babel?

I Want to be Like…Nimrod?

Moses gives some extra attention to one of the sons of Cush in Genesis 10, a man named Nimrod. Another “first mention” in the Bible, because Nimrod was the “first on the earth to be a mighty man.” And then Moses adds, “He was a mighty hunter before the Lord.” That sounds like he was … Continue reading I Want to be Like…Nimrod?

The Deadly Danger of Misinterpreting Scripture

Noah’s only recorded words in the Bible, found in Genesis 9, were an oracle that contained both cursing and blessing and came true. In the ancient world, a curse was only as powerful as the one who spoke it. Unless the Lord brought about what was spoken, what was spoken was meaningless. So, whom does … Continue reading The Deadly Danger of Misinterpreting Scripture