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3 And he went on his journeys from the south even to Bethel, unto the place where his tent had been at the beginning, between Bethel and Hai;
Pitching his tent between Bethel (House of El) and Ai (Ruin) (the two choices in the Truth). This was exactly the same spot he had encamped coming down through the land (Gen. 12.8). As then, he appears to have offered sacrifices and "called on the Name of Yahweh." The altar and the sacrifices represented Christ in sacrificial manifestation.
Abraham recognised thereby the atonement doctrine and God manifestation. The two fundamental doctrines of the Truth in connection with the promised inheritance of the land of Canaan. His prayer on that occasion showed his need for Yahweh's continual protection, through his providential arrangements. In all these works we see Abraham's faith shining forth, not self-willed arrogance and presumption.
The Canaanite was still everywhere in the land and the effects of the famine everywhere. All told, Abraham was still in a perilous situation in a hostile world, from day to day, as we are, and in need of God's overshadowing care. Jer.10. 23.
The Apocalyptic Messenger
15 For all the land which thou seest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed for ever.
These promises should dominate and circumscribe our lives, and not the opportunities of this present evil world. Come out and be ye separate, touch not the unclean things (2 Cor.6.17,18). The way of the cross. The way of sacrifice and self denial to get the glory of the Kingdom as the the true seed of Abraham, heirs of the promises. (Gal..3:29).