Genesis 18

The LORD said to Abraham, “Why did Sarah laugh and say, ‘Shall I indeed bear a child, now that I am old?’ Is anything too hard for the LORD?”  Genesis 18:13-14a We know that Abraham and Sarah were older in age. We also know Sarah was unable to bear children,...

Genesis 17

No longer shall your name be called Abram, but  your name shall be Abraham, for I have made you the father of a multitude of nations.  Genesis 17:5 The Lord changed Abram’s name to Abraham so that society would know of the covenant the Lord had made with him.  God...

Genesis 16

And Sarai said to Abram, “May the wrong done to me be on you!  I gave my servant to your embrace, and when she saw that she had conceived, she looked on me with contempt. May the LORD judge between you and me!”  Genesis 16:5 Since Sarai was not getting...

Genesis 15

When the sun had gone down and it was dark, behold, a smoking firepot and a flaming torch passed between these pieces.  Genesis 15:17 In Old Testament times, a covenant was sealed by cutting animals in half and having both parties walk between the animals implying that what was done...

Genesis 14

And Melchizedek king of Salem brought out bread and wine. He was priest of God Most High.  Genesis 14:18 Other passages in the Bible show us that this reference to the king of Salem is more relevant than we may have first thought. David is referred to as “priest forever...

Genesis 13

Is not the whole land before you? Separate yourself from me. If you take the left hand, then I will go to the right, or if you take the right hand, then I will go to the left. Genesis 13:9 Abram could have had the land of his choice. Knowing...

Genesis 12

Now the LORD had said to Abram, “Go from your country and your kindred and your father’s household to the land that I will show you. And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you and make your name great, so that you will be...

Genesis 11

Then they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city and a tower with its top in the heavens, and let us make a name for ourselves, lest we be dispersed over the face of the whole earth.” Genesis 11:4 The story of the tower of Babel is a story...

Genesis 10

And the territory of the Canaanites extended from Sidon in the direction of Gerar as far as Gaza, and in the direction of Sodom, Gomorrah, Admah, and Zeboiim, as far as Lasha.  Genesis 10:19 The Canaanites, cursed by God (ch.9), received the better portion of the land along the Mediterranean...

Genesis 9

I establish my covenant with you, that never again shall all flesh be cut off by the waters of the flood, and never again shall there be a flood to destroy the earth.  Genesis 9:11 God made this covenant with Noah, not because God felt He had made a mistake...