Imagine Your Family Becoming a Nation

Read the Bible in a year chronologically by reading Genesis 15-17 today.
God made this awesome promise to Abram, “As for Me, behold, My covenant is with you, and you shall be a father of many nations” (Genesis 17:4). I suppose this is how every nation started in the past, that is, a family or perhaps a group of families moved to an area and they multiplied and became a nation. However, we do not have the details as we do in the case of Abram (later known as Abraham). In this case, God had a special purpose. He created the nation of Israel from Abram.
You would feel very special for God to appear to you and make such a promise. Why did God choose Abram? Melchizedek was also living in those days and the Bible indicates that he was even greater than Melchizedek. Why did God not use Melchizedek? There is every reason to believe that Job was a contemporary with Abram, and what a godly man of faith Job was! Yet, God did not make such a promise of building a nation from him.
God has His purposes for everything that He does. Why does He do this with one person, but another with someone else? We do not always know, but know that God knows what He is doing. Living by faith means to accept God’s purposes for us. Can you live by faith?

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