Abraham Lessons of the Plain
Abraham called the father of nations and of multitudes. Many today, Christians and Jews; as well as Muslims claim Abraham as the heritage of the faith. Abraham was the man who stood before the Lord and spoke with him. Abraham who had a son named ‘laughter’, i.e. Isaac. Abraham fathered both Isaac and Ishmael who became great nations. It was Isaac which through the promises passed to the Son of David, root of David, and the tribe of Judah, and thus our Messiach arrived.
“This plain has history, biblical events, and the Father of nations called Abraham resided there. This Father of nations interceded with the LORD, saw destruction of Sodom, and continued with his life and a covenant with God. He saw a Son born called laughter, or Isaac.
Gen 18:1- And the LORD appeared unto him [Abraham] in the plains of Mamre: and he [Abraham] sat in the tent door in the heat of the day;
Gen 18:2- And he [Abraham] lift up his eyes and looked, and, lo, three men stood by him [Abraham]: and when he [Abraham] saw them, he [Abraham] ran to meet them from the tent door, and bowed himself toward the ground,
Abraham is our topic today and his life, intercession, and example. He lived upon the plain while Lot chose eventually to move into the city. The City called Sodom. Lot those never really fit in, although some of his family members seemed to fit in better than he. It was from this City Lot fled and Abraham looked toward Sodom after the fateful day of destruction. Abraham has many experiences in the book we read; nevertheless, in all of these, there was one plain from which Abraham stood before the Lord to ask the Lord of his intentions to destroy the righteous with Sodom in its destruction.
Gen 18:1-22:24 2 Kings 4:1-37
Warn Radio Shabbat Service 11-11-11
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