Abraham

  • Let Lot choose first: Is the entire land not before you? Please separate from me; if you choose the left, then I will go to the right; or if you choose the right, then I will go to the left.” Gen 13:9 NASB
  • Dependent on God  for prosperity: But Abram said to the king of Sodom, “I have raised my hand to the Lord, God Most High, the Possessor of heaven and earth, that I will take nothing, from a thread to a sandal strap, and that I will not take anything that is yours, lest you should say, ‘I have made Abram rich’ Gen 14:22,23 NKJV
  • Taught children by example (doing): For I have known (chosen, acknowledged) him [as My own], so that he may teach and command his children and [the sons of] his household after him to keep the way of the LORD by doing what is righteous and just, so that the LORD may bring upon Abraham what He has promised him.” Gen 18:19 AMP
  • Was an intercessor: Now the [two] men (angelic beings) turned away from there and went toward Sodom, but Abraham remained standing before the LORD. Gen 18:22 AMP
  • Used to hear from God directly: God said to Abraham, “Do not let it distress you because of Ishmael and your maid; whatever Sarah tells you, listen to her and do what she asks, for your descendants will be named through Isaac. Gen 21:12 AMP
  • Tested to pass test: Now it came about after these things, that God tested Abraham, and said to him, “Abraham!” And he said, “Here I am.” Gen 22:1 NASB cf When He has tested me, I shall come forth as gold. Job 23:10 NKJV
  • Obedience leading to Blessing: “By Myself I have sworn, says the Lord, because you have done this thing, and have not withheld your son, your only son— blessing I will bless you, and multiplying I will multiply your descendants as the stars of the heaven and as the sand which is on the seashore; and your descendants shall possess the gate of their enemies. In your seed all the nations of the earth shall be blessed, because you have obeyed My voice.” Gen 22:16-18 NKJV
  • Particular about no debt: And Ephron answered Abraham, saying to him, “My lord, listen to me; the land is worth four hundred shekels of silver. What is that between you and me? So bury your dead.” And Abraham listened to Ephron; and Abraham weighed out the silver for Ephron which he had named in the hearing of the sons of Heth, four hundred shekels of silver, currency of the merchants. Gen 23:14-16 NKJV
  • Wanted a spouse for his son from own culture: I will make you swear by the Lord, the God of heaven and the God of the earth, that you will not take a wife for my son from the daughters of the Canaanites, among whom I dwell; but you shall go to my country and to my family, and take a wife for my son Isaac.” Gen 24:3,4 NKJV
  • Good end Promise: Now as for you, you shall go to your fathers in peace; you shall be buried at a good old age. Gen 15:15 NKJV
  • Good end Fulfilment: This is the sum of the years of Abraham’s life which he lived: one hundred and seventy-five years. Then Abraham breathed his last and died in a good old age, an old man and full of years, and was gathered to his people. Gen 25:7-8 NKJV

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