As For Me and My House Moments
God Calls Abraham
God Chooses People to Belong to Him
Genesis 12: 1 – 8
- Last week we talked about the promises that God made to Noah and how he kept the promises to protect Noah and his family during the flood. God also promised to never flood the earth again. We learned that God always keeps His promises. This week we learn that God can choose people for a special purpose. God chose Abraham and promised him that all people would be blessed through his descendants. Abraham just needed to obey God and he and his descendants would be blessed forever. Abraham would never know to the full extent what those blessings were but that didn’t stop him from following God and being obedient to Him.
- When we are cultivating a relationship with God within our children we need to help them understand that the blessings that we receive from God do not always come quickly. In the story of Abraham the full blessing didn’t come till thousands of years later though Jesus Christ.
- God always keeps His promises
- Just like God kept his promises in the story of Noah he also kept his promises in the story of Abraham. Many people would be blessed because of Abraham’s obedience to God and they were. Explain to them that we are receiving blessing from the obedience of Abraham all those many years ago.
- Jesus would be a Savior for the whole world, and the people of God would include men, women, and children from every nation on earth.
This Weeks Verse:
- Deuteronomy 7:6b – The Lord your God has chosen you to be a people for his treasured possession, out of all the peoples who are on the face of the earth.
Suggested Activities for the Week:
- Discuss the blessings God’s people have that people who do not know God do not have. Give thanks together for God’s generous blessings
- Discuss God’s great goodness in having a people for himself. What does he get out of it that he needs? (Nothing, of course!) Give thanks together for God’s great grace.
- Take some time to pray for God’s people, both those you know here and those who live in other countries.
And if it is evil in your eyes to serve the Lord, choose this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your fathers served in the region beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.
Mighty acts of God: a family Bible storybook, Starr Meade – Tim O’Connor – Crossway Books – 2010; Pg. 29 – 31.