Hi, fellow Genesis Bible Study friends,
How has your summer been, ladies? Busy or relaxing? Maybe some of both?
I’ve been busy getting a few items listed on my EBay store, doing the usual mom duties, dreaming about a few projects for my Etsy store (and wondering when I’ll find time to work on them), along with editing a few novel manuscripts I have self-published, plus running a dog sitting business with my ballet dancing daughter, and contending for the faith. Right now, I’m sitting at my desk in our homeschool room and thinking I really need to get this room organized before school starts mid-August. Yikes!
Ladies, our work is never done. Right? It’s just the way it is.
I promised you the questions, so we can take up where we left off as we begin Part 2 of our study of Genesis in August. We are beginning with the Patriarch, Abraham in Chapter 12.
We’ll start back studying Genesis on August 13. Hope to “see” you then.
Read Chapter 12 of Genesis.
Suggested Scripture Memorization:
Now the Lord had said to Abram:
“Get out of your country,
From your family
And from your father’s house,
To a land that I will show you.
2 I will make you a great nation;
I will bless you
And make your name great;
And you shall be a blessing.
3 I will bless those who bless you,
And I will curse him who curses you;
And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.” Genesis 12:1-3, NKJV
1.What did God tell Abram in verse 1? Was this a suggestion or a command?
2.In verse 2, God tells Abram He will give him three specific things when Abram leaves his father’s household. List them.
3.Verse 2 closes out with the result of the guaranteed reactions of God to Abram’s obedience. What is it?
4.Verse 3 gives the guarantees to both the community and the world. There are three. Please list them.
5.Did Abram go? How old was he?
6. Who left with Abram?
7. What location in verse 6 did Abram pass through? Abram goes as far as what physical feature? What people group were in this land?
8.Who appeared to Abram at this location? What did God tell Abram? What did Abram build at Moreh?
9.Where did Abram go to next? Make sure to include the directional terminology. Between what two cities did Abram pitch his tent?
10. What did he build there? Who did he call upon?
11.Abram picks up and moves again, and journeys in what direction?
12.What problem was there in the land in verse 10? Where did Abram go?
13.Read verses 11-13. What did Abram fear? Did it seem to be a justified fear? In this moment, who did Abram trust more: God, himself (Abram), some other person or some action?
14.Who was most important to Abram? Was what he asked his wife, Sarai, truth, a partial truth, or a lie?
15.Was Abram justified in his fear? What does verse 14 tell us about what the Egyptians thought of Sarai?
16.Who saw Sarai in verse 15? What did he do? What happened to Sarai?
17.How was Abram treated? What was given to Abram? Why was Abram treated so well and given so much?
18.What did God do after Pharaoh took Sarai into his household?
19.What did Pharaoh recognize as a result of the great plagues upon his household? What did he ask Abram?
20.Write down verse 19. We read in this verse that Abram told the Pharaoh Sarai was his sister but notice Sarai had not become one of the wives of Pharaoh, although she had been taken into his household. Did God protect Sarai’s sexual integrity in spite of her husband’s selfish acts? What could have happened if Abram had told the truth in the first place?
21.What could verse 20 possibly mean when it says: “So Pharaoh commanded his men concerning him? Are their context clues which point to the answer? Write down those context clues.
Have there been times in your life in which you focused on your fear and attempted to do something to alleviate the fear instead of allowing God to work the circumstances around your fear for His glory?
What happened when you took matters into your own hands?
Was it a learning experience? What did you learn?