God amongst the gentiles


Genesis 12:6 and 7 reads “And Abram passed through the land unto the place of Sichem, unto the plain of Moreh. And the Canaanite was then in the land. And the Lord appeared unto Abram, and said, Unto thy seed will I give this land: and there builded he an altar unto the Lord, who appeared unto him.

Did you notice that in the land where the gentiles (Canaanites lived), the Lord appeared unto Abram, the one deemed as the Father of the Jews (John 8:39). One of the meanings of the word ‘Moreh’ means teacher. When Jesus was on earth, Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews, recognized him as a teacher from God, for the miracles he did (John 3:2). Jesus later expresses to the unbelieving Jews, that Abraham saw his day (the Seed who would be given all the land) and rejoiced (John 8:56), which fits perfectly to this verse in Genesis, that the Lord appeared unto Abram, in the land of the gentiles. This is Jesus amongst the gentiles.

Points to ponder:
Today, in this gentile world, all Christians can take heart for God is amongst the gentiles. God the Father is in heaven, God the Son is along side him in heaven but God the Holy Spirit is amongst us. Has he appeared unto you, teaching you of his ways?

Genesis 12:6-7 (KJV)
And Abram passed through the land unto the place of Sichem, unto the plain of Moreh. And the Canaanite was then in the land.
And the Lord appeared unto Abram, and said, Unto thy seed will I give this land: and there builded he an altar unto the Lord, who appeared unto him.

 

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