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The call of Abraham

Abraham’s father was called Terah and he was living in Ur of the Chaldeans with his family which included Abraham and his wife, Sarai, Abraham’s brother Haran and his son was Lot.

One day, Terah took Abraham, his wife Sarai and Lot the son of Haran to go to the land of Canaan. On their journey, they arrived at a place called Haran. The family tarried in Haran and lived their life there.

After some time, Terah died. When Terah died, God told Abraham to leave Haran and go to a place he would reveal to him. God promised that he would make a great nation out of him. He would bless him and make him great. God also said, he would bless those who bless him and curse those who curse him.

At the age of 75, Abraham left Haran with his wife and Lot his nephew and journeyed toward Canaan. He carried all the riches they had gathered in Haran. They also took along the people that they gotten while in Haran.

In the land of Canaan, Abraham and his entourage journeyed further till they got to Shechem, and to the oak of Moreh. By the time they arrived in Canaan, there were already people inhabiting the land. They were called Canaanites.

In Canaan, God appeared to Abraham and promised to give the land of Canaan to his descendants. Then Abraham built an altar to the Lord who appeared to him. After that he moved to the mountains, on the east of Bethel, to his west was Ai. It was here that Abraham erected his tent. Here too, Abraham built an altar to the Lord and prayed to him.

Abraham continued his journey toward the desert which is also called the Negeb.  

1. What circumstances led to Abraham’s first journey to Canaan?

2. a. Describe the call of Abraham by Yahweh.
    b. In which three are men of God called today?

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