God promises to bless Abraham, but most importantly this means the way is already being prepared for the Messiah.

Scripture: Genesis 12:1-4

ESV Text: Genesis 12:1-4


KJV Text:

(Alt. audio): Chapter: 12

     1 Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will shew thee: 2 And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing: 3 And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.

     4 So Abram departed, as the LORD had spoken unto him; and Lot went with him: and Abram was seventy and five years old when he departed out of Haran.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 40:
The God of Abraham Praise

Hymnary.org — Organ Audio

1. The God of Abraham praise; 
All praised be His name 
Who was and is and is to be 
And still the same! 
The one eternal God, 
Ere aught that now appears; 
The First, the Last: beyond all thought 
His timeless years! 

2. The God of Abraham praise, 
At whose supreme command 
From earth I rise and seek the joys 
At His right hand. 
I all on earth forsake, 
Its wisdom, fame, and power, 
And Him my only Portion make, 
My Shield and Tower. 

3. He by Himself hath sworn,– 
I on His oath depend,– 
I shall, on eagles’ wings upborne, 
To heaven ascend; 
I shall behold His face, 
I shall His power adore 
And sing the wonders of His grace 
Forevermore. 

4. The whole triumphant host 
Give thanks to God on high; 
“Hail, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost!” 
They ever cry. 
Hail, Abraham’s God and mine!– 
I join the heavenly lays,– 
All might and majesty are Thine, 
And endless praise. 


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