Bible Time Period: Patriarchs
In the time of the Patriarchs, you called Abraham and promised his children land, a royal kingdom, and worldwide blessing: Help me to trust in your promises today.
These five chapters bring the period of the Patriarchs to a close and set the stage for what is to follow. You may be tempted to rush through chapters 48-49, which record Jacob’s blessing on his 12 sons. But the details will be important later – the 12 tribes of Israel come from these men and the blessings hint of their future.
Key Verse to Remember From the Period of the Patriarchs
“Now the Lord said to Abram, ‘Go from your country and your kindred and your father’s house to the land that I will show you And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you, and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and him who curses you I will curse; and by you all the families of the earth shall bless themselves” (Gen 12:1-3)
Meditate on Genesis 50:20 (you might want to include verse 21 if you have children). What does this verse mean? What does it mean to you?
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