Abram - Covenant
of the Promised Land
Bible Study Lessons from
passage and study lesson
Abram (later Abraham) sets out for what will become
the promised land.
God sets His covenant with
Abram and promises him the land of Canaan. The
story is one of obedience.
The Promise from
God and the Obedience of Abram
Now the Lord said to
Go forth from your
And from your
And from your
To the land which I will
2 And I will make you a
And I will bless
And make your name
And so you shall be a
3 And I will bless those
who bless you,
And the one who curses you
I will curse.
And in you all the
families of the earth will be
So Abram went forth as the
Lord had spoken to him; and Lot went with him.
Now Abram was seventy-five years old when he
departed from Haran. -
Is It Abram or
A quick note. Sometimes we
take for granted that everyone knows
later becomes Abraham.
I was confused at one time too!
God Calls - Abram
Abram heard God call him to
pick up his belongings and move to another land; a
land of strangers if you will.
Verse four simply says "Abram
left" in a very matter-of-fact way. In fact his
leaving is almost a footnote in the message. This
shows how much faith Abram had (which would later
be tested) but, this time he obeyed without a
How Far is
This was no small journey. By
a loose calculation on the map, the indirect route
Abram followed (in order to avoid the desert) took
him somewhere between 600-800 miles. Quite a
distance on foot.
Such a long journey but Abram
took it. Why?
Because God asked him
Obedience to God
You see, Abram had such faith
in God that he did not question when God gave
directions. He simply followed. He
God's covenant (promise) to
Abram was that the land of Canaan would be given to
his descendants and he would start a new nation; a
nation which would become great: The nation of
Israel. This is the promised land.
Abram's Part of the
All God asked of Abram was
that he obey God and follow His plan - for this
Abram would receive an even greater
The Family Line
From Abram's foundation and
descendants came Jesus
Christ who was born
to save the world from sin.
God saw into the future when
He asked Abram to travel to Canaan. Abram obeyed
even though it meant leaving everything he knew to
travel into unknown territory.
How about us?
Are we willing to give up
some of our comfort and security in order to go
where God is leading us?
If we take it upon ourselves
to obey God I'm sure He has a plan for you and me
just as He did with Abram.
Love in Christ
If you would like to learn how
to receive the love and life-changing experience of
Jesus Christ, please take a moment to
John 3:16 for more
Read Today's Passage
American Standard Bible
King James Version
Verses from Genesis about the promise God
made to Abram are from New American Standard
Bible & New King James Version
- Lessons from Life Application Study Bible:
NIV - Passage above credited to Lockman