Advent in Israel: The Places of Israel & the Story of Jesus


Day 25 - Be’er Sheva

Be’er Sheva means the well of the oath. Abraham made an oath here with Abimelech of Gerar in Genesis 21:22-31. God was fulfilling his promises to Abraham to protect him and his family as he wandered in a foreign land. Ultimately, God’s promise to Abraham that through his descendants all nations would be blessed (Genesis 18:9-15) is a reminder that God remembered and protected his people. From this lineage would one day come a Savior who would bring ultimate peace to the hearts of mankind.

Christmas is not possible without God’s promises to Abraham. In what ways have you seen God’s faithfulness to His promises in your life?