Sermons tagged #Moreh
37:42 B.F. Stickle • 7/23/23 100+ 0
Taylor's Chapel Baptist Church - Genesis 35:1-5; Joshua 24:14-28
Joshua brings Israel together at Shechem to renew the covenant and offers them a choice, serve the idols of the land or the one true God. We all worship something, it is hardwired into us, and if you are not serving God, then you are serving something (self, money, power, position, looks, alcohol, drugs, work, health, sex, environment, children--something). We cannot simply say, "God forbid" No, we must serve only the Lord by renouncing all competitors, for he is a jealous God and serving in fear, sincerity, and truth. We also cannot do it alone; we need the Lord's help. Let us follow the example of Joshua and say, "But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord."
Genesis 12 records for us God's call upon Abram and his response. Seen in light of the entirety of Scripture, this is an incredible text! We see the ongoing theme of the promise of a Redeemer to come and we see God making this promise with all the circumstances would say it couldn't happen. But God is faithful and we learn from this the importance of responding to God in faith.
Hebrews 11: 8 By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went. He left with Sarai, Lot, and the slaves or servants that he had acquired in Haran. His main servant as we will see later in the story of Abram and the birth of the Jews is Eliezer of Damascus. Some may have been proselytes He headed for Canaan at the age of Seventy-five. We will see the marking of Abram’s age at different points in his life during his life. God seems to be doing this to mark a major turning point in Abram’s life.