Summary of Genesis 13:14-18:
After Lot left, God reaffirmed His promises to Abram, telling him He will give him all the land he sees, and He will multiply his offspring like the dust of the earth. Abram moved to Hebron and built an altar to the Lord.
BSF Study Questions Genesis: Lesson 9, Day 3: Genesis 13:14-18
7) He lost a relative whom he had been with all his life. He lost the security of the added people and flocks. He may have been discouraged because Lot chose the better-looking land.
8 ) God meets us where we are at. He encourages Abram, knowing his heart is a bit emptier. He gives Abram courage to keep moving forward. This is what all of us get from God.
9) Matthew 19:29-30 says everyone who has left houses, brothers, sisters, father, mother, or land for his sake will receive 100 times as much and will inherit eternal life. Many who are last will be first. Romans 8:16-18 says we are heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ and we shall share in his glory.
10a) Abram moved to Hebron and built an altar to the Lord.
b) Personal Question. My answer: I’m wrestling with trying to figure out God’s plan for me in this move. Trying to see what my life looks like because of it.
Conclusions BSF Study Questions Genesis: Lesson 9, Day 3: Genesis 13:14-18
Great lesson in parting here and how God is with us in the midst of our losses, as well as our joys.
End Notes BSF Study Questions Genesis: Lesson 9, Day 3: Genesis 13:14-18
We see God’s generosity here in this repeated promise to Abram first made in (Genesis 12:1-3, Acts 7:2-4)
Mamre means, vision. Hebron means communion.
It’s interesting that God says explore the land. Too many of us don’t do that, even the land around us. We stick to what we know, possibly missing out on what we don’t know.
We see from Abram on the need for atonement and forgiveness in our lives. Thus, this has been modeled since the beginning one could say.