The Lord said to Abram, after Lot had separated from him, “Lift up your eyes and look from the place where you are, northward and southward and eastward and westward, for all the land that you see I will give to you and to your offspring forever. I will make your offspring as the dust of the earth, so that if one can count the dust of the earth, your offspring also can be counted. Arise, walk through the length and the breadth of the land, for I will give it to you.” So Abram moved his tent and came and settled by the oaks of Mamre, which are at Hebron, and there he built an altar to the Lord. These are the generations of Shem. When Shem was 100 years old, he fathered Arpachshad two years after the flood. And Shem lived after he fathered Arpachshad 500 years and had other sons and daughters.
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Last Time We Learned…
- That because God is there, we are able to know.
- That God’s knowledge is far above ours in every way.
- That there is a continuity of thought between God and ourselves.
Things to Learn About My Own Walk with God this Week…
- That Biblical Genealogies makes much more sense when you learn why they are there.
- That the genealogy of Genesis 11 is about God choosing and working through individuals.
- That the individual God chooses will always be the right one.
The whole counsel of God concerning all things necessary for His own Glory, man’s salvation, faith, and life, is either expressly set down in Scripture, or by good and necessary consequence may be deduced from Scripture: unto which nothing at any time is to be added …” 1
1 Westminster Confession of Faith, Chapter I, Article VI (Emphasis Mine)