If your want to know the future, study the past.
Abraham the Family Man
“And Melchizedek [righteous king] king of Salem [peace] brought forth bread and wine: and he [was] the priest of the most high God. And he blessed him, and said, Blessed [be] Abram of the most high God, possessor of heaven and earth:” Genesis 14:18-19
Abraham and the Family
“Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will shew thee:” Genesis 12:1
Abraham knew the importance of family but his father kept diluting the position of the family by seeking the protection of the Patronus of a City-State. That protection had its advantage and disadvantages. It incurred all the protection, but lost liberty; it had charity, but condemned discretion; it pooled the power of men, but not the wisdom of God in their hearts.
If Abraham would separate and live as God intended, God promised to bless Abraham and make him a blessing to others. This offer is extended to all men through God’s offer of Faith in Him and, eventually, through His Son.
“And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing:” Genesis 12:2
More than a blessing, Abraham would be a dividing mark in the history and the nature of man’s relationship with God Almighty and His Laws and the rulers of men and their laws. He would become a blessing and a curse depending upon our interconnection with the God of Abraham or the institution of men.
“And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.” Ge. 12:3
Many of the religious faiths of humankind claim Abraham as the originator of their chosen faith. Yet, do men walk in the pathways of Abraham? The Hindus, Buddhists, Moslems, Jews, and even Christians can trace their beginnings to his influence, words, or deeds.
What have they forgotten?
Have men lost sight of the message of Abraham the prophet? Have they forgotten the ways of the God of Abraham? Have they left the household of Adam and entered the city of Cain? Have they lost their way in the labyrinth of lies constructed by the adversaries of God the Father?
“And Jesus said unto him, This day is salvation come to this house, forsomuch as he also is a son of Abraham. For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.” Luke 19:9-10
Which household have men chosen? Which dominion, which path have they clung to? Have the foundations of modern societies been based upon the precepts of God or upon the methods of Cain, Nimrod, Pharaoh, and the elected Emperors of Rome?
“If we want better people to make a better world, then we will have to begin where people are made --- in the family.”
Has he lost his way and departed from the grace of God’s dominion, His Kingdom?