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|NASB||Genesis 12:7 The LORD appeared to Abram and said, "To your descendants I will give this land." So he built an altar there to the LORD who had appeared to him.|
|Genesis 12:7 Then the LORD appeared to Abram and said, "I will give this land to your descendants." So Abram built an altar there to [honor] the LORD who had appeared to him.|
|Bible Question: is this a promise that is an everylasting promise of land to the mation of israel oor is it a promise not kept by God?|
Bible Answer: Jmodanie!
Here is the best explanation!
God'd greatest gift to us is Love.
God commands us to love each other by loving ourselves as each other! Matthew 22:36-40, Leviticus 19:17-18, 34.
God's second greatest gift is life: for we are supposed to live life in Love! Deut. 30:19-20.
And Love is waht makes life worth living!
Life without Love is not worth living!
So my love for u,
my wanting to share my Love with u
the ONLY reason WHY I wd want to share LAND or anything else with u!
So because God wants us to understand the importance of that love, guess waht he did?
He promised the land to BOTH parties:
To the children of Israel, Genesis 12:7
to the children of Esau!! wherever they get their claim!
To get us to share the land!
When our parents gave me and my brother one loaf of bread,
cd we both eat it?
We had to SHARE it!
So it is the same thing wityh anyting else!
And with land: when God promises us the same thing, it is clear that He wants us to share it!
But to share the land or anything, what must we first share?
Because if we hate each other, that Hatred means that since we we don't want to share the most important thing, since we WILL NOT, we WON'T share the greatest gift, LOVE, then we won't share anything else!
With hate for each other by hating ourslevesa s the other, we prefer to DIE than to share!
Is that what is happening in the Middle East?
Now u know why!
Now here is an example of what will happen when we love ourselves in the same way God loves us:
Look who'll be first with God with HIS equal Love for all!
23 In that day shall there be a highway out of Egypt to Assyria,
and the Assyrian shall come into Egypt,
and the Egyptian into Assyria,
and the Egyptians shall serve with the Assyrians.
24 In that day shall
Israel be THE THIRD with Egypt and with Assyria, even a blessing in the midst of the land:
25 Whom the LORD of hosts shall bless, saying, Blessed be Egypt my people,
Assyria the work of my hands,
Israel mine inheritance.
That is the long answer!
The short answer is:
God keeps all of his promises
IN LOVE for all to whom he promises anything
in Love to whom he promises the same thing or something else!
Hope this helps!
Love and Respect,
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