Bible Trivia Saturday: Abraham (Answer)

QUESTION:

Who was Abraham’s first convert?


ANSWER:

Genesis 12:1-4

The Lord said to Abram: Go out from your land, your relatives, and your father’s house to the land that I will show you. 2 I will make you into a great nation, I will bless you, I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing. 3 I will bless those who bless you, I will curse those who treat you with contempt, and all the peoples on earth will be blessed through you. 4 So Abram went, as the Lord had told him, and Lot went with him. Abram was 75 years old when he left Haran.

Sarai, before God changed her name to Sarah, had really no choice but to go with her husband wherever he went.

Lot, on the other hand, decided to go with Abram (Abraham) because he believed in the message that Abram got from God, that He who spoke to him was the true God. That made Lot the first convert who followed the true Living God who is Yahweh. 

2 Peter 2:6-8

6 and if He reduced the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah to ashes and condemned them to ruin, making them an example to those who were going to be ungodly; 7 and if He rescued righteous Lot, distressed by the unrestrained behavior of the immoral 8 (for as he lived among them, that righteous man tormented himself day by day with the lawless deeds he saw and heard)

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(New) Bible Trivia Saturday: Abraham

I’m starting a NEW Bible Trivia for every Saturday to help people read and study God’s Word. Bible Trivia is a fun way to ignite a passion for Scripture. I pray that this may help to stimulate you to love God’s Word. On every Sunday I will update the Bible Trivia post with the correct answer with a short explanation.

Today will be the first Bible Trivia question. Enjoy and have fun! 

The poll is closed. Click on the link for the answer: Bible Trivia Answer

 

To Seek The LORD’s Face

seek the Lord's face

Psalm 27:8

My heart says this about You, “You are to seek My face.” LORD, I will seek Your face.

The HCSB gives the best order of the Hebrew on this verse.

In the phrase “My heart says this about You” makes it apparent that when you hear self-counseling (talking to oneself as having two different minds) that which steers you to reason pertaining to holiness, only means that it isn’t you but the Spirit of God who resides within you. In Romans 3:11 it says, There is no one who understands; there is no one who seeks God. But as believers, we do seek after God because He lives in us and as Philippians 2:13 says, For it is God who is working in you, enabling you both to desire and to work out His good purpose. We seek the LORD because He has changed us (New Birth) and has filled our hearts with a desire for Him through His Word.

“You are to seek My face.” The LORD’s will for all believers is to give Him your time in prayer. 

The word “seek” gives the meaning of acquiring an audience with, searching, a request, a plead and to consult. 

To seek the LORD’s face is to have a longing for fellowship with Him so that the relationship may be strengthened. It is also to know His will and to show through thanksgiving, the joy that God has given us by supplying all our needs.

The LORD desires this from you because it will empower your faith (Luke 18:1-8) and transform you into the image of Christ.

“LORD, I will seek Your face.” All true born again souls who are filled with the Spirit of God will from the heart reply, “yes LORD, I will seek Your face” when He calls us to have fellowship with Him.

Why Is It Vital For A Christian To Habitually Pray?

PRAYER-SERIES

Why is prayer so Important?

Intercessions for others:

Numbers 11:1-2

Now the people began complaining openly before the LORD about hardship. When the LORD heard, His anger burned, and fire from the LORD blazed among them and consumed the outskirts of the camp. 2 Then the people cried out to Moses, and he prayed to the LORD, and the fire died down.

Job 1:5

Whenever a round of banqueting was over, Job would send for his children and purify them, rising early in the morning to offer burnt offerings for all of them. For Job thought: Perhaps my children have sinned, having cursed God in their hearts. This was Job’s regular practice.

Matthew 5:44-45

44 But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, 45 so that you may be sons of your Father in heaven. For He causes His sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.


When one feels sick:

James 5:14-15

14 Is anyone among you sick? He should call for the elders of the church, and they should pray over him after anointing him with olive oil in the name of the Lord. 15 The prayer of faith will save the sick person, and the Lord will restore him to health; if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven.


For the Believer’s growth:

Philippians 1:9-11

9 And I pray this: that your love will keep on growing in knowledge and every kind of discernment, 10 so that you can approve the things that are superior and can be pure and blameless in the day of Christ, 11 filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ to the glory and praise of God.

Colossians 1:9-10

9 For this reason also, since the day we heard this, we haven’t stopped praying for you. We are asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding, 10 so that you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to Him, bearing fruit in every good work and growing in the knowledge of God.


For the salvation of others:

Romans 10:1-2

Brothers, my heart’s desire and prayer to God concerning them is for their salvation! 2 I can testify about them that they have zeal for God, but not according to knowledge.


Prayer strengthens you so you won’t fall into temptation:

Matthew 26:40-41

40 Then He came to the disciples and found them sleeping. He asked Peter, “So, couldn’t you stay awake with Me one hour? 41 Stay awake and pray, so that you won’t enter into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.”


It is the believer’s responsibility to pray for others:

1 Samuel 12:23

“As for me, I vow that I will not sin against the LORD by ceasing to pray for you. I will teach you the good and right way.


If one wants to be close to the LORD:

Psalm 145:18

The LORD is near all who call out to Him, all who call out to Him with integrity.


Do not worry so much about what to pray for:

Romans 8:26

In the same way the Spirit also joins to help in our weakness, because we do not know what to pray for as we should, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with unspoken groanings.


Always confess your sins to the LORD through prayer:

1 John 1:9

If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Celebrating Jesus Christ The Savior

Christmas

Matthew 1:21

She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.”

Almost 2000 years ago, God came to rescue us from the weeping and gnashing of teeth (Hades). 

Believers celebrate Christmas in honor of our Savior Jesus Christ, to remember His love and sacrifice for us. 

Even though the Christmas tree and Santa Claus (Fables) have nothing to do with Jesus (The Truth), we turn the focus away from those things and into the Messiah so that He gets all the glory. 

1 Corinthians 10:31 (emphasis added)

Therefore, whether you eat or drink (Christmas dinner), or whatever you do (Christmas), do everything for God’s glory (Remember and honor the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ by giving Him thanks).

Merry Christmas to all and may the greatest gift you receive this season is to hunger and thirst for His Word