The Book of Genesis Chapter One

Genesis 1:1 -- In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

Genesis 12 Commentary of the Bible

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The Need of Mankind: Genesis 12-50  ( Genesis 12-50 )  Sunday Message

Imaginative writers of our day seek continually to depict what kind of world this would be after an atomic holocaust had completely wiped out all life as we know it. What would it be like to be the first people to start out in such a world? Noah and his family knew, for that is exactly what happened after the flood.

The Lay Of The Land  ( Genesis 12:4-9 )  Daily Devotion

Abram traveled through the land as far as the site of the great tree of Moreh at Shechem. At that time the Canaanites were in the land (Genesis 12:6).

Escape To Egypt  ( Genesis 12:10-20 )  Daily Devotion

Now there was a famine in the land, and Abram went down to Egypt to live there for awhile because the famine was severe (Genesis 12:10).

There is not a word here about asking God's permission to go down to Egypt. Abram took counsel, not from God, but from his fears alone. To use a contemporary expression, he pushed the panic button, and down to Egypt he went. It was fear that drove him.

The High Cost of Letting Down  ( Genesis 12:10 - 13:4 )  Sunday Message

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It is a refreshing experience to meet a pilgrim in the midst of our secular, security-loving age with its continual emphasis upon comfort, convenience, and compromise. We can identify pilgrims by two invariable symbols: a tent and an altar. Not that such people actually live in tents, but their whole outlook is that of one who lives in a tent. They hold material things loosely, and are conscious of the fleeting, ephemeral values of what the world thinks important. There is a discontent with what the earth offers and a hunger for something more. This is the tent.