THE FAILING MAN
Abraham is best known for being a man of faith. He is known for his strong acts of faith – doing big, risky, scary things because God told him to.
But he didn’t always act with faith; sometimes he was a coward or took matters into his own hands. Today, we’ll look at a couple of stories that remind us just how human Abraham was.
THE FAMILY MAN
Today, we’ll look at two passages that show what kind of man Abraham was. We saw yesterday that he was a man whose faith was in God, and a man who was obedient to God. Today we’ll get an idea of how he treated other people… specifically, his family.
In Abraham’s back story (Genesis 11:27-32) we see how he came to look after his nephew Lot as his own son. At the time, he and Sarah did not have any children, and it seems that they adopted Lot and his family as their own.
GOD’S CALL, COVENANT, & PROMISES
Abraham’s story is told in Genesis 12-25. However we won’t be reading his entire story this week, and we won’t be going through it chronologically. Instead, we’ll be looking at a different theme found within his story each day.
Sidenote: Abraham’s first name was Abram. His wife Sarah’s first name was Sarai. God changes their names in Genesis 17. So don’t be confused by that.
Life and Death Outside the Garden
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Genesis 4:1-16, 25-26
Now Adam had sexual relations with his wife, Eve, and she became pregnant. When she gave birth to Cain, she said, “With the Lord’s help, I have produced a man!” 2 Later she gave birth to his brother and named him Abel.
When they grew up, Abel became a shepherd, while Cain cultivated the ground.
Curses and a Blessing
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Then the Lord God said to the serpent,
“Because you have done this, you are cursed more than all animals, domestic and wild.
You will crawl on your belly, groveling in the dust as long as you live.
Adam’s First Sin
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The serpent was the shrewdest of all the wild animals the Lord God had made. One day he asked the woman, “Did God really say you must not eat the fruit from any of the trees in the garden?”
2 “Of course we may eat fruit from the trees in the garden,” the woman replied.
Adam’s First Crisis
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The Lord God placed the man in the Garden of Eden to tend and watch over it. 16 But the Lord God warned him, “You may freely eat the fruit of every tree in the garden— 17 except the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. If you eat its fruit, you are sure to die.”
Adam’s First Day
When the Lord God made the earth and the heavens, 5 neither wild plants nor grains were growing on the earth. For the Lord God had not yet sent rain to water the earth, and there were no people to cultivate the soil. 6 Instead, springs came up from the ground and watered all the land. 7 Then the Lord God formed the man from the dust of the ground.