Tag - Abraham

The First Tenth Belongs To God

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: Genesis 14:20 “And praise be to God Most High, who delivered your enemies into your hand.” Then Abram gave him a tenth of everything. O-bservation: These are the words of Melchizedek, the high priest of what was to be known in history as Jerusalem. Abram and his men had put down an attack directed at the man of God, who was the spiritual leader of Jerusalem. When the victory was accomplished, Melchizedek came out and blessed Abram and praised the God he served. When he finished, this passage tells us that Abram gave the...

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He Blessed Who God Blessed

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: Genesis 25:5 Abraham left everything he owned to Isaac. O-bservation: The scripture says that before Abraham died, he left everything he had to his son Isaac. Now we know that he blessed his other sons as well (vs. 6), but his total inheritance went to the son God had chosen to bless, and that was the only son, the miracle son whose mother was Sarah. His name was Isaac. A-pplication: Throughout my life, I’ve watched people make big mistakes and then do everything they possibly could to try and make the mistake work throughout the course...

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A True Servant

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: Genesis 24:12 Then he prayed, “Lord, God of my master Abraham, make me successful today, and show kindness to my master Abraham. O-bservation: This is the prayer of Abraham’s senior servant leader, meaning that this man ran the affairs of this great man, Abraham. It is generally believed to be the same senior servant leader Abraham prayed to the Lord about in Genesis 15:2. The man’s name was Eliezer, and Abraham reminded the Lord that he still had no children, and if he were to die his inheritance would go to this man, Eliezer....

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A Promise Kept

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: Genesis 21:13 I will make the son of the slave into a nation also, because he is your offspring. O-bservation: These are the words of God Almighty to Abraham concerning his son Ishmael, by the slave woman Hagar. Sarah had asked Abraham to move Ishmael and Hagar out of their home as she (Sarah) had become weary with her. Abraham felt terrible about it, but the Lord said do as she says, I will also bless your son Ishmael and turn him into a great nation because he is your son. A-pplication: Most of the world’s Muslim...

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Is Generational Sin Transfer Real?

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: Genesis 26:9 So Abimelek summoned Isaac and said, “She is really your wife! Why did you say, ‘She is my sister’?” Isaac answered him, “Because I thought I might lose my life on account of her.” O-bservation: Once again, this is a really unusual story to unpack. Probably 60 (circa) years after his father Abraham had lied to King Abimelek and told the king his wife, Sarah, was his sister, now Isaac too tells King Abimelek of the Philistines in Gerar that his beautiful wife Rebecca was his sister. Both father and son were found...

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