Genesis 12 Devotional Commentary

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Genesis 12:1

Salvation in the Old and New Testaments is always given to the unworthy sinner by God's grace, through faith in His Word. Salvation is a free gift of God's grace, which comes through trusting in the incarnate Word of God Whose shed blood at Calvary paid the full and final penalty for sin: "For without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness of sins."

Abram was called from a world of lost sinners who had turned away read more...

Genesis 12:3

When the first creation failed due to Adam's sin, the Lord set in motion His pre-ordained plan for a new creation where the eternal Son of God would become the last Adam - through Whom all the families of the earth would be blessed.

He would come to earth as Emmanuel which means 'God-with-us' and He would be born into the human race as the Son of Man. The eternal Son of God would be given, by the Father, to be born as the read more...

Genesis 12:8

The call of Abram (Abraham) in Genesis 12 sets the stage for much that follows. A wealthy, pagan man living in the ungodly city of Ur, was called to leave his home and family. He was to trust an unconditional promise received from God... that he would be made into a great nation. The Lord promised to provide for him, protect him from his enemies, make his name great, bless him abundantly, and cause him to be a great blessing to all the families of the earth.