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Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Day Five - 90 Day Bible Reading Challenge - Genesis 17-20 - The Great Adventure A Journey Through the Bible

by Sarah Christmyer 

Genesis 17 -20

Bible Time Period:  Patriarchs
In the time of the Patriarchs, you called Abraham and promised his children land, a royal kingdom, and worldwide blessing:  Help me to trust in your promises today.

“The infamous account of the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, and of Lot’s wife turning into a pillar of salt, is related in Genesis 19.  Don’t miss verses leading up to it in chapter 18, which show Abraham pleading with God to spare the city for the sake of those righteous inside it.  These verses are a beautiful example of the mercy of God and effective prayer, and they also give insight into the character of Abraham.” (The Bible Timeline: The Story of Salvation p.15)  

Today’s Reading
Genesis 17-20

Today’s Question
Notice in chapter 18 the reason God says He chose Abraham.  For what has God chosen you? 

The New Testament is hidden in the Old and the Old Testament is revealed in the New
Faithful men in ancient times submitted to God through the covenant rite of circumcision, an external sign that signified an interior condition of obedience to God’s covenant with Abraham (Genesis 17:10). Moses (Deut 30:6) and Jeremiah (Jer 31:31-34) prophesied though that this would not always be the case.  In the New Covenant in Christ, God’s covenant would be written on the heart of his people, administered through the waters of baptism.  In a sense we receive a spiritual circumcision at baptism, when the Holy Spirit writes the Law of the New Covenant on our hearts. (Colossians 2:11-12)

Discussion Boards Day Five
Catholic Scripture Study Supplemental Notes of Genesis Chapter 17-18
Catholic Scripture Study Supplemental Notes on Genesis Chapter 19-20
Agape Catholic Bible Study Commentary on Genesis 18:1 - 21:14
Catholic Bible Dictionary, General Editor Scott Hahn - Sodom and Gomorrah p 860-861

The above 10-minute study was taken from the Great Adventure Bible Study for Catholics. 

For items devotional items related to the Catholic Church 

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Lot and His Daughters Fleeing from Sodom and Gomorrah - Raphael 

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