Bryan Bearden Preaching
Scripture: Genesis 12:1-9 The Lord said to Abram, “Go from your country and your kindred and your father’s house to the land that I will show you. I will make you into a great nation and I will bless you and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing. 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 shall be blessed.” (Genesis 12: 1-3)
God chooses Abraham, a former resident of Babylon, to become the father of a nation (Israel) and a source of blessing or curse on all the other nations (depending on how they act toward Israel). No reason is given for why Abraham was chosen. However, Abraham coming out of Babylon to enter the land of Canaan and make it his home mirrors Israel coming out of Babylon and returning to her homeland after the exile.