Jesse Tree Day 5: Abraham’s Journey

Welcome back to today’s Illustrated Jesse Tree! For Day 5, we are going to contemplate about Abraham’s amazing journey of faith, in which he faithfully listened to God and followed God’s command out from his comfortable life and into the unknown! Though, he was known as Abram then, since God hadn’t changed his name yet. Today’s reading will be much shorter too. 🙂 I hope you enjoy!


Abraham’s Journey

A Reading from the Book of Genesis (Genesis 12:1-7)

And the Lord said to Abram: Go forth out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and out of thy father’s house, and come into the land which I shall shew thee.

And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and magnify thy name, and thou shalt be blessed.

I will bless them that bless thee, and curse them that curse thee, and IN THEE shall all the kindred of the earth be blessed:

Abraham on the Road to Canaan, by Pieter Lastman, c. 1614. State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia.
Abraham on the Road to Canaan, by Pieter Lastman, c. 1614. State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia.

So Abram went out as the Lord had commanded him, and Lot went with him: Abram was seventy-five years old when he went forth from Haran.

The Departure of Abraham, by Jozsef Molnar, c. 1850. Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest, Hungary.
The Departure of Abraham, by Jozsef Molnar, c. 1850. Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest, Hungary.

And he took Sarai his wife, and Lot his brother’s son, and all the substance which they had gathered, and the souls which they had gotten in Haran: and they went out to go into the land of Chanaan. And when they were come into it,

Abram passed through the country into the place of Sichem, as far as the noble vale: now the Chanaanite was at that time in the land.

The Caravan of Abram, by James Tissot, c. 1896-1902. The Jewish Museum, New York, New York, United States.
The Caravan of Abram, by James Tissot, c. 1896-1902. The Jewish Museum, New York, New York, United States.

And the Lord appeared to Abram, and said to him: To thy seed will I give this land. And he built there an altar to the Lord, who had appeared to him.

Abraham Leaves Haran, by Francesco Il Bassano, c. 1560-62. Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Abraham Leaves Haran, by Francesco Il Bassano, c. 1560-62. Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Karina Tabone

Karina Tabone is a wife, mother of four, author, blogger, and lover of Christian artwork. She's the author of the Illustrated Rosary series, which pairs every prayer of the Rosary with beautiful religious artwork. She likes also milkshakes, sunshine, and mystery novels. Follow her on Twitter at @illustr_prayer.

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