A record of a nation designed to bring forth a Man (the Messiah of God).
Messiah = Anointed One. The anticipated King and Deliverer of the Old Testament. Fulfilled by Jesus (the) Anointed [Hebrew: Yeshua HaMashiach]. Jesus admitted that He was the Christ or Messiah (read in John 4:25-26 and Mark 14:61-62 of the New Testament.).
GENESIS CHAPTER 1 THROUGH CHAPTER 11:
Creation of earth and man.
Man’s loss of identity through sin.
God’s program for man
Fully sufficient vitality
A place of blessing for living and working
GENESIS CHAPTER 12 THROUGH THE REMAINDER OF OLD TESTAMENT HISTORY:
The call of Abraham
The Call of Moses & the Wilderness Wanderings
The Conquest of the Promised Land
The Judges, Prophets, and King
The Division of the Kingdom
The Return from Captivity
Memorize the events above in the same chronological order. Notice Stephen's sermon in Acts - Chapter 7 that was so powerful it caused him to be martyred. It was the same content as above!
God called Abraham alone, and blessed him, and increased him (see Genesis 12:1-5 and Isaiah 51:2). God did NOT call Abraham’s family, even though he had a family, but God blessed his family because Abraham obeyed.
God called Abraham alone.
What do you think God can do through you alone?
Will you be God’s friend?