Reduced blog : due to pressure of stuff.
Monthly Christian meetings yesterday and today!
Building Background for Buses
At a time of "ethnic cleansing" Abraham's family was expelled from Ur and moved to Haran.
Abraham was "called by God" and given a promise that he would father a whole nation - we call then The Jews.
The Patriarchs quickly learned a simple principle. Have Faith in God, keep Following His laws and His guidance and things would go well. Turn to other gods, pagan practices and stray from God's morality and things would go badly.
When they did - they did, often spectacularly.
But the promise remained, despite the Failure in the Garden of Eden and despite the failures of the Patriarchs and those who followed them.
I will bless those who bless you,
But I will curse those who curse you.
And through you I will bless all the nations.
"Bless ALL the nations?" An odd thing to attribute to a tribe of nomadic shepherds in Mesopotamia, living around 2000BC!