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December 21, 2016
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Now the Lord said to Abram,
“Go forth from your country,
And from your relatives
And from your father’s house,
To the land which I will show you;
And I will make you a great nation,
And I will bless you,
And make your name great;
And so you shall be a blessing;
And I will bless those who bless you,
And the one who curses you I will curse.
And in you all the families of the earth will be blessed.”
–  Genesis 12:1-3

We should all aspire to gain the Lord to the extent that we express this “great nation.” Then when people see us, they will see the heavenly authority. All the families of the earth will be blessed in us, and God’s purpose will be fulfilled.

Adapted from A Sketch of Genesis, page 85.

Tomorrow: “The Purpose of God’s Calling: The Nation and the Blessing” (4)

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