Old Testament Lesson 7: The Abrahamic Covenant

As we review the life of the father of the covenant in the next three lessons, I hope his obedience will teach you and his love of God will inspire you.

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Introduction
I have been interested in a statement made about Abraham by Moses in Genesis 24:

And Abraham was old, and well stricken in age: and the LORD had blessed Abraham in all things (Gen. 24:1).

Well, of course the Lord had blessed him in all things. He had passed every test, including the greatest test at Mount Moriah. The Lord must have known that Abraham would serve him at any hazard and any cost. Therefore he blessed this faithful son.

As we review the life of the father of the covenant in the next three lessons, I hope his obedience will teach you and his love of God will inspire you. He is your ancestor and many of the blessings that come to you in the gospel come because you are of the faithful seed of Abraham.

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