Genesis 13 Commentary

Genesis 13 Commentary

The main lines come in verse 14, 15, and 16. The LORD repeats the blessing but this time more details are added. Abram would increase in number and his descendants would be many. Remember the blessing of 1/28? We also note that Abram is very rich man in terms of physical possessions. The promise to make his name great included physical prosperity.

We have a picture of a man moving from place to place. By the way, the term Hebrew derives its meaning from the wandering that was associated with Abram and his sons. We also note Lot’s poor choices. He pitches a tent near a wicked city. Later on this decision would cost him.

Another important line concerns the altars that Abram was constantly building for his God. He was a man of prayer. We can guess the LORD spoke to him while in a position of prayer. We can look at these altars as evidence of his love for God. He always wanted to connect to Him.  

Published by Joseph Malekani

Joseph Malekani is a born-again Christian with a strong PAOG/Baptist background. He is heavily involved in student ministry with ZAFES – an IFES movement with focus on student ministry in Zambia. He is married to Audrey and they have two lovely children.

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