This is a pretty interesting chapter! The Philistines appear here. It’s perhaps strange to think that they existed before Israel when we’re used to thinking of them as if their sole purpose in life was to frustrate the Israelites and own a giant. But no, they were around much longer than that!
Also, Sarah has a baby. Abraham was 100 so this was quite an achievement! Certainly the provision of God. There’s no doubt that our God is a God of miracles! :) There’s a feast and all is going well. Continue reading
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Abram and Lot part ways cordially because they are both so blessed that the land can’t support them when they’re together!
Following this, God gives Abram His promise of a land and descendants too numerous to count. This comes with an interesting instruction:
Go, walk through the length and breadth of the land, for I am giving it to you. Continue reading
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