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THE BIBLE IN A YEAR: Blessed and Faithful; Exploring God's Promises and Kingdom Values

Scriptures: Genesis 14-15, Psalms 8, Matthew 5:1-12

In the passages from Genesis, Psalms, and Matthew, we encounter themes of faith, provision, and the blessings of God. From Abram's encounter with Melchizedek to the Beatitudes spoken by Jesus, these narratives invite us to reflect on the character of God and our response to His promises. As we delve into these passages, may we be reminded of God's sovereignty, goodness, and the call to live in alignment with His kingdom values.

Guided Bible Study:

Genesis 14-15

1. Abram's Encounter with Melchizedek:

   - Reflect on Abram's encounter with Melchizedek, the priest of God Most High. What significance does this meeting hold for Abram's journey of faith?

   - Consider the blessing that Melchizedek pronounces over Abram. How does this reaffirm God's promise to bless Abram and his descendants?

2. God's Covenant with Abram:

   - Explore God's covenant with Abram in Genesis 15. What does God promise Abram regarding his descendants and the land?

   - Reflect on Abram's response to God's covenant promise. How does Abram demonstrate faith and trust in God's provision, despite his circumstances?

Psalms 8

1. The Majesty of God's Creation:

   - Meditate on the opening verses of Psalm 8, where the psalmist reflects on the majesty of God's creation, including the heavens, the moon, and the stars. How does contemplating God's creation inspire awe and wonder?

   - Consider the psalmist's reflection on humanity's place in God's creation. Despite our smallness in comparison to the vastness of the universe, how does God demonstrate His love and care for humanity?

Matthew 5:1-12

1. The Beatitudes:

   - Explore the Beatitudes spoken by Jesus in Matthew 5:1-12. What values and characteristics does Jesus highlight as blessings in the kingdom of God?

   - Reflect on each of the Beatitudes and consider how they challenge conventional notions of happiness and success. How do these teachings encourage a counter-cultural approach to living as disciples of Christ?

Application and Prayer:

As we reflect on these passages, may we be inspired by Abram's faithfulness, the psalmist's reverence for God's creation, and the kingdom values proclaimed by Jesus in the Beatitudes. Let us respond to God's promises with faith, gratitude, and a commitment to living according to His will. May we seek to embody the values of the kingdom and bear witness to God's goodness and grace in our lives. Amen.

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