The LORD gave him the name Abraham

Any guesses on where this passage of scripture is found?  This surprised me since I believe this is the only passage where it is highlighted that God gave Abraham his new name speaking of it in the past tense.  No cheating now.  I will post the scripture reference in the comments in a couple of days.

“You are the LORD, you alone.  You have made heaven, the heaven of heavens, with all their host, the earth and all that is on it, the seas and all that is in them; and you preserve all of them; and the host of heaven worships you.  You are the LORD, the God who chose Abram and brought him out of Ur of the Chaldeans and gave him the name Abraham.  You found his heart faithful before you, and made with him the covenant to give to his offspring the land of the Canaanite, the Hittite, the Amorite, the Perizzite, the Jebusite, and the Girgashite.  And you have kept your promise, for you are righteous.

Notice the infrequent use of the name “Abram”.  Here is a passage highlighting his original identity.  Also note the mention of his nativity, the Chaldeans.  These were the people who composed a good portion of the Babylonian Empire.  Hmmm….  maybe I’m giving it away.  I’ll stop now.

Have fun and stay busy – Luke 19:13

-The Orange Mailman

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One Response to The LORD gave him the name Abraham

  1. I almost forgot about this. The passage is Nehemiah 9. As I read the chapter this past time, I was struck with how intricately it shows God’s continuation of His covenant plan even after the 70 year exile. The decision of this believing remnant in the days of Ezra, Nehemiah, Joshua the high priest, and Zerubabbel heir to the throne, shows that they were bound to honoring the covenant plan of God, including God’s covenant with Abraham and the Mosaic covenant.

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