"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. And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and him who dishonors you I will curse, and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.'"
The calling of Abraham is one of the greatest and most beautiful displays of God’s sovereign grace and mercy in the Bible. Two-thousand years earlier, God made a promise to Adam and Eve in Genesis 3:15 that he would one day send a Messiah to deliver his people from the bondage of sin and Satan. Toward fulfilling that promise and setting in motion the plan of redemption, the calling of Abraham is the first step in a journey of a thousand miles which, two-thousand years later, ultimately culminates in the coming of Christ who is the seed of Abraham and through whom “all the families of the earth shall be blessed” (Gal. 3:7-9). Let us praise our glorious God and King for his mercy, faithfulness, and love!
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