Shared from The River Walk, a snippet.


One day Terah took his son Abram, his daughter-in-law Sarai (his son Abram’s wife), and his grandson Lot (his son Haran’s child) and moved away from Ur of the Chaldeans. He was headed for the land of Canaan, but they stopped at Haran and settled there. (Genesis 11:31)Read: Genesis 11:1-13:4, Matthew 5:1-26, Psalm 5:1-12, Proverbs 1:24-28

Relate: The history of the three major religions all hinged on a compromise. Today, Abraham is considered a spiritual father to anyone who calls themselves Jewish, Christian, or Muslim. Abraham is revered for his willingness to pack up his bags and go to the land of Canaan even though he didn’t know where he would settle. For the Jew, he is the first and the greatest of the Patriarchs. For the Christian, he gets more recognition than any two other individuals in the hall of faith (Hebrews 11).

For the Muslim, he is the father of Ishmael and the first true monotheist.What about Abraham’s father? When does anybody hear of him except perhaps as a random question in some Bible Trivia game. “Question number three: What is the name of Abraham’s father?” The thing is, it wasn’t Abraham who first started out on this faith journey. It was his dad. Terah was the one who packed up and moved from his home in Ur. Terah was the one who first had intentions to go to the land of Canaan. Terah was the one who made it halfway and then said, “Well, this is good enough. Look at how far…

Source: He Settled