Jesus comes in changes everything.
“Table of Nations”
Japheth’s - Indo-European Gentiles
Ham’s - The enemies of Israel at the time (Canaanites, Babylonians, Assyrians)
Shem’s - the Israelites (original audience)
At Shinar they banded together to be significant. They were trying to get on God’s level. Possibly trying to assert his authority.
“The first 11 chapters of the book of Genesis show the problem of sin getting worse and worse, but the start of chapter 12 includes a significant shift. We are introduced to Abram, who is one of the most important characters in Scripture.”
The promised offspring would come through Abram, an idol worshiper who had a barren wife.
God is not limited by the things we think disqualify us.
God promised Abram three things:
1. A people
2. A place
3. A promise of blessing and redemption
Even though Abram was faithless, God was faithful.
“Jesus died for us while we were in the depths of our sin. God saves sinful people and he uses sinful people – He qualifies us.”
The Story of Redemption, Volume 1 | Genesis - 2 Samuel by The Daily Grace Co.