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)
I’m starting a NEWBible 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!
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.