'Abram' Tagged Posts

'Abram' Tagged Posts

THE WATCHING WORLD

An argument breaks out in Genesis 13.  “Quarreling arose between Abram’s herdsmen and the herdsmen of Lot.”  It all had to do with grazing rights. The Bible then adds something striking:  “The Canaanites and Perizzites were also living in the land at that time.”  In other words, they were watching. It is easy to forget that we are the only Bible some people read.  What if…

“BLESSED ARE THE MEEK…”

In the 13th chapter of Genesis, we meet Abram’s nephew, Lot.  Lot has lost his father back in Haran.  Abram has sort of adopted the young man, taken him under his wing.  The Bible says that Lot also has flocks, herds and tents.  Because Abram prospers, so does Lot.  Ah, remember?  “I will bless those who bless you,”  God told Abram. In fact, they prosper so much that the…

THE HONOR OF GIVING

Christian giving is done “in order to honor the Lord,” says Paul in 2 Cor. 8:19.    It is not some cold business of raising money or funding a budget. Our Christian giving is an act of worship, no less than saying a prayer, singing a hymn, lending our hearts and ears in faith to the creed, the Scripture lessons and the sermon.  It is our sacred honor to God. Solomon says…