Old Testament

Genesis

The Call of Abraham – Discussion Questions

Interpretation Questions:

  1. Why is Abraham (and his offspring) chosen out of all of humanity? How does the rationale for Abraham’s election matter for our own notions of being “chosen”?
  2. What are the obligations of the divine promise, both for Israel/us and for God?
  3. When we read all three of the calls together, Genesis 12, 15, and 17, what do we gain from this combination that we would be missing were there only one such passage?

Application Questions:

  1. What are the values and characteristics of the people in your life you would call a “blessing?” How do those compare with the language of Abraham being a blessing in the biblical text?
  2. In Genesis 15:6, why does it matter that Abraham believes God’s promise despite the fact that the promise appears impossible? What role does this type of faith in God play in your life?
  3. God promises to make Abraham a great nation. Now that people read the Bible all over the world, how should we read the promise to Abraham?

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3 Notes

  1. Dr Isaiah Otis Reid JD Law Student

    I believe that God chose Abraham, because stated in the scriptures God said I know Abraham will command his children after him. In other Abraham said I will train my offsprings to have faith in God and to get to know and trust God.

  2. Dr Isaiah Otis Reid JD Law Student

    Great presentation about God Promises and Plan To Abraham.

  3. Dr Isaiah Otis Reid JD Law Student

    I believe that God chose Abraham because Abraham was a man of faith. The Bible tells us that God has given to every man which means mankind. God has given all of humanity a measure of faith. Abraham faith grew in God simply by taking Him At His Word. God made Abraham a promise and scripture tell’s us Abraham believed God and it was accounted to him as righteousness.