Genesis 11:27–32 (ESV)
27 Now these are the generations of Terah. Terah fathered Abram, Nahor, and Haran; and Haran fathered Lot. 28 Haran died in the presence of his father Terah
in the land of his kindred, in Ur of the Chaldeans. 29 And Abram and Nahor took wives. The name of Abram’s wife was Sarai, and the name of Nahor’s wife, Milcah, the daughter of Haran the father
of Milcah and Iscah. 30 Now Sarai was barren; she had no child.
31 Terah took Abram his son and Lot the son
of Haran, his grandson, and Sarai his daughter-in-law, his son Abram’s wife, and they went forth together from Ur of the Chaldeans to go into the land of Canaan, but when they came to Haran, they settled there. 32 The
days of Terah were 205 years, and Terah died in Haran.
We get more details in the genealogy today than we did yesterday. We see more details coming
out on Abram and Sarai, who will later be named Abraham and Sarah. We also see the connection of Abraham and Lot. This will help in understanding Abram and Lot’s love and attitude towards each other. We will also come to see how easily
they both can be lead astray. Yet, God has a plan. The plan is already in the works. The Lutheran Study Bible states: “After the human race has again turned away from God, the history of salvation and the messianic promise
is narrowed to one man, Abram, the son of Terah of the line of Shem. Terah adopts heathen superstition and idolatry, a common practice in every age. But God identifies Abram as the father of the line by which all nations of the earth would be blessed. God
will call Abram to leave all and follow Him, first to Haran and, in due time, to Canaan.”
Thank You, gracious Lord, for Your patience in working out the details necessary for our salvation in Christ Jesus, and for Your patience and forgiveness when we succumb to this world’s attractions and fall into sin. Amen.