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ABRAHAMIC COVENANT - written by Tanis Harms
TOPIC: Abrahamic Covenant/promise; faith; serving
SCRIPTURE: Gen.12:1 – 15:18; Heb.11:8-16
Style: drama/conversation: Lot questions Abraham's
. faithfulness to God
Cast: ABRAM, LOT
Set & Props: 2 chairs
(ABRAM sits down, tired. LOT approaches sheepishly.)
LOT Uncle Abram –
ABRAM Yes, Lot.
LOT I – there’s – ah - something I don’t understand.
ABRAM Sit down. What do you want to know?
LOT Well, where to start? Okay, first, you left
. your homeland. And - other than your wife,
. and me – you left your entire family.
ABRAM God spoke to me and promised me: land,
. descendants and blessings.
LOT So we move to this so-called promised land, but
. there was a famine and we had to go to Egypt.
ABRAM But God brought us back here and blessed us
. with SO much that we ran out of land and
. had to split up.
LOT (speaks with guilt in his voice and mannerisms)
. Yes, and you let me choose which land I wanted.
. I went east to the Jordan valley... where it was
. much greener. And you stayed here in Canaan.
ABRAM It’s all right. Don’t feel bad. God showed me
. this land, and reminded me of all His promises.
LOT I suppose because I took the nicer land, 2
. my land was attacked and looted. I mean,
. they took all of my possessions, and took
. all of us captive. Probably serves me right.
ABRAM But you are safe now. Everything worked out.
LOT Only because someone came and told you, and then
. you came with your – trained men – your little
. army – and saved us.
ABRAM We are family. Of course I’m going to help you.
LOT I understand that. What I don’t understand is,
. the king of Sodom has offered you all the riches
. taken in that war – and you turned it down!!! I’m
. struggling to understand this. They JUST offered
. you a reward for all your services. That's it.
ABRAM Ah, but if I took that reward, then people
. would say that the king of Sodom made me rich.
. I serve God. And God is going to reward me greatly.
LOT And you pretty much have everything, but –
. you still do not have a son.
ABRAM You worry too much. God spoke to me again
. last night, and again promised me the land,
. descendants and blessings. Soooo - I brought
. that up with Him and mentioned that I could just –
. make one of my servants an heir. Okay, admittedly,
. I worry sometimes too, and want to take matters
. into my own hands. But God promised me last night
. that I would have my very own son.
LOT And you believe Him?
ABRAM Yes. Last night God made a contract with me...
. a covenant.
LOT (getting worried) Oh no! You mean, the usual?
. The type we use between each other?
ABRAM Yes, God had me bring the proper animals and birds.
. I split them in half, with a clear pathway between.
LOT And you both went down the pathway?! Abram, you do
. realize that you’re not ALWAYS so good with keeping
. YOUR promises.
ABRAM Oh, I realize this.
LOT So you do realize that WHEN you break this covenant,
. you will end up like those animals – split in half.
. I’m talking death, here. I mean, that’s how
. it works.
ABRAM I know. Except that God caused me to fall into
. a deep sleep, and then ONLY GOD passed through
. the animal halves.
LOT Wait. So there’s an agreement, but it’s only up to
. God to keep His side of the agreement?
ABRAM Exactly. God’s promise is always there –
. no matter what I do. But - the more I obey God,
. the more blessings my family and I will receive.
LOT But you could have had ALL the riches from
. the king of Sodom RIGHT NOW.
ABRAM Lot, don’t you think that if I accept this reward
. from the king of Sodom, he would expect some loyalty
. from me in return in the future, and who knows what
. this man might all expect from me. I do not want my
. loyalty tied to some earthly king with questionable
. morals and ulterior motives. I choose the reward
. given by God - who is all-powerful, all-knowing,
. faithful, holy, just, patient, loving, and generous.
. WHO do you think will give me a better life?
. WHO do you think has my best interest at heart?
LOT Sure, just when I think you’ve given me some
. answers, you throw in a really big question.
(ABRAM slaps LOT on the back as they get up and walk out.)
ABRAM Well, if you heard anything I've just said,
. then you’ll know the big answer.