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His descendants will be like the dust of earth (so many that can't be counted) and his families will be blessed and will be a great nation. And also there is what about a land that will be for his people.
The details of the promise to Abraham unfolded gradually throughout his life. Abraham’s faithful obedience was rewarded by further details being revealed to him.
Here is an outline of the promise and it’s different aspects: •The initial promise given at UR – Genesis 12:2-3 •Abraham would become a great nation and a great name. •God would bless those that blessed him and curse those that cursed him •That in Abraham eventually ALL natians will be blessed.
• After entering the land God was to show him Abraham was then given the following promise at Sichem (Shechem) – Genesis 12:7 •Abraham would have children (seed) who would inherit the land
• After an example of Abraham’s unselfish attitude, where Abraham gave his nephew, Lot, first choice over which land he could go and graze his cattle on, these further revelations occur at Bethel- Genesis 13:14-17 •Abraham and his seed would inherit the land of Israel forever •His seed would be multitudinous
God .. makes three promises to Abraham: 1) The promise of a land of his own; 2) the promise to be made into a great nation; and 3) the promise of blessing. These promises form the basis for what will later be called the Abrahamic Covenant (established in Genesis 15 and ratified in Genesis 17). What really makes Abraham special is that he obeyed God. Genesis 12:4 records that, after God called Abraham, he went "as the LORD had told him." This act of faith is so impressive that the author of Hebrews "enshrines" Abraham in the Faith Hall of Fame: "By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going" (Hebrews 11:8). Read more: http://www.gotquestions.org/life-Abraham.html#ixzz2MgMWLUh5