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Abraham


ABRAHAM, ISAAC, AND JACOB

Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob were the patriarchs of the Old Testament who worshipped the true God. The Bible uses the formula “The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob” in several places because God referred Himself as the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. God told Moses: “This is what you will say to the Israelites: The LORD, the God of your ancestors, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me to you. This is my name forever; this is my title for all generations.” (Ex 3:15). The Jews also use the same formula, or “The God of our forefathers” in their prayers. This reminds them of the covenant that God made with Abraham (Gen 12:1–3) and reaffirmed with Isaac (Gen 26:3–4), and Jacob (Gen 28:14–15).

REFLECTION

Through baptism, we make a covenant with God through the merits of the salvific works of Jesus Christ. Our faithfulness to the true God throughout our life is important. Unfortunately, many people deviate from God and ignore our covenantal relationship with God. Let us not forget our goal of attaining eternal life with God.


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