4B22

©  Jeff Stacey   |   Last updated:  6 February 2015

4B22(title)    The Satan opposed God’s instructions for Abraham and his chosen descendants

God’s Enemy was identified in Job [3B(JOB)22(title)] as The Satan (a Hebrew word meaning “adversary” or “accuser”).  This was not a name but a descriptive title.

In GEN 11:27 – 50:26 there are no direct references to The Satan.  Nor are there any specific accounts of his communication with anyone or incidents where he manifested himself.  But there were many situations where people did sin [see 4B28 and 4B30], as follows.

SINS AND CONSEQUENCESNUMBER OF VERSES IN GENESISPERCENTAGE OF ALL 1280 VERSES IN GENESIS
Sins by Abraham and his chosen descendants14011%
Sins by others675%
Negative effects upon Abraham and his chosen descendants877%
Negative effects upon others383%
TOTAL33226%

4B22(sub-title)    The Satan challenged them to disobey God.  He was aiming to prevent them carrying out God’s Covenantal commission

Carrying out God’s Covenantal commission was now the exclusive responsibility of Abraham and his chosen descendants Gen 18:18,19.  So it could be expected that The Satan would try to prevent this by challenging their commitment to obeying God.

Therefore it can be assumed that the sins listed above and their consequences were abundant evidence of The Satan’s ongoing opposition to God’s instructions for Abraham and his chosen descendants.

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