Verse of the Week:
12 Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, the people he chose for his inheritance.
The Call of Abram
12 The Lord had said to Abram, â€œGo from your country, your people and your fatherâ€™s household to the land I will show you.
2 â€œI will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing.[a] 3 I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you.â€[b]
4 So Abram went, as the Lord had told him; and Lot went with him. Abram was seventy-five years old when he set out from Harran. 5 He took his wife Sarai, his nephew Lot, all the possessions they had accumulated and the people they had acquired in Harran, and they set out for the land of Canaan, and they arrived there.
6 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. 7 The Lord appeared to Abram and said, â€œTo your offspring[c] I will give this land.â€ So he built an altar there to the Lord, who had appeared to him.