Abraham And Fulfillment In Genesis : The Book Of Genesis

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The book of Genesis began with the covenant with Abraham, which was a binding- relationship with God. God promised numerous descendants, land, and a relationship with him. God’s first blessing would provide Abraham with numerous descendants. In turn, God would make Abraham and his descendants a great nation. His second blessing would provide him and his family with a place to call home. His third blessing stated that Abraham would have a relationship with God. This meant that, anyone who blessed Abraham would be blessed by God. On the other hand, anyone that cursed him would be cursed in return. In order for these promises to take place, Abraham and all of his male members and descendants were circumcised to let God know that they belonged to him. The Pentatuach offered the reader hope in the fulfillment of the Abrahamic covenant because the promises were based solely in the obedience of Abraham and the Israelite people. We can believe that the Abrahamic covenant would be fulfilled when God called Abraham to leave his country, relatives, and family. By doing this, he would visit the land that God was going to give him. God said, “I will make you into a great nation. I will bless you and make you famous, and you will be a blessing to others” (Genesis 12:2 NLT). The land that the Lord took Abraham too, was the land that would be given to him and his descendants. After Abraham was gone, his descendants would be in possession of the land. In the beginning, Abraham had a vision,

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