Eventually, the story picks up with God stepping into a new relationship with Abraham and Sarah, promising to make a great family out of them that will once again serve as his representatives. This family will become the object of his special blessing so that they can, in turn, be his channel for blessing the whole world and living in shalom in the land known as Canaan.
The collective memory of God had been lost in Abraham’s family, and God found him as a polytheistic wanderer from the city of Ur. The habit of people worshiping things God created rather than the creator would continue to haunt humanity throughout the story.
- Genesis 12:1-3
- Genesis 15:1-6,18-21
- Genesis 17:1-8