Abraham, Our Father in Faith

Looking ahead to next Sunday’s readings:

All of salvation history begins with Abraham’s faith, his willingness to trust God enough to obey his word. Because of that faith, a blessing of righteousness is given to the nations through his offspring Isaac, who is a type and shadow of Jesus, God’s own only begotten son.

Genesis 12:1-4

The LORD said to Abram:
“Go forth from the land of your kinsfolk
and from your father’s house to a land that I will show you.

“I will make of you a great nation,
and I will bless you;
I will make your name great,
so that you will be a blessing.
I will bless those who bless you
and curse those who curse you.
All the communities of the earth
shall find blessing in you.”

Abram went as the LORD directed him.

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