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Bite-sized Bible readings for time-starved teens! Here are 366 faith-building meditations to help your kids connect with God's Word every day. Through selections from the readable HCSB translation, they'll cover the central themes of Scripture in one year. Includes thoughtful quotes, biographical sketches of major Bible characters, "One-Minute Memory" verses, and a topical index. 416 pages, softcover from B&H, Copyright 2007.
Abraham - January 20
ABRAHAM is one of the most popular people in the Bible. He is known as the "Father of the faithful." Like Noah, Abraham was a faithful person who put God first in his life. His faith was tested when he had to leave his country and family and travel to an unknown land. He had so much confidence in God that he was willing to offer his only child, Isaac, as a sacrifice to prove this faithfulness. Thankfully, God rewarded his faithfulness and Isaac was spared.
As you read about Abraham, think about how your life reveals faithfulness. God has a vision for your life. Are you ready? Available? Faithful? Willing? How about today?
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.
I will make you into a great nation,
I will bless you,
I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing.
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.
So Abram went, as the LORD had told him, and Lot went with him. Abram was 75 years old when he left Haran. He took his wife Sarai, his nephew Lot, all the possessions they had accumulated, and the people he had acquired in Haran, and they set out for the land of Canaan. When they came to the land of Canaan, Abram passed through the land to the site of Shechem, at the oak of Moreh. At that time the Canaanites were in the land. But the LORD appeared to Abram and said, "I will give this land to your offspring." So he built an altar there to the LORD who had appeared to him.
— GENESIS 12:1-7
Related Texts: Psalm 67; Acts 7:2-5; Hebrews 6:13-16; 11:8-10