Peace & Blessings Beloved,
TGBTG for allowing us to see another day. I pray all is well with you and yours, and that your week has been fruitful & blessed thus far.
In the fourth post of our new Humble Servant Blog Series, Stories of the Bible, we're going to analyze God's Covenant with Abraham. Being a man of great faith, God saw fit to bless Him greatly.
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The Abrahamic Covenant Bible story is from the book of Genesis and begins with chapter 12 as God calls upon Abraham to go to the land of Canaan where he promises to make of him a great nation, a blessing unto mankind, which through his descendants all families of the world shall be blessed.
The Abrahamic Covenant is really the beginnings of the formal revelation of the covenant of grace, of God's decision to reach into humanity and specifically save people for Himself. It comes in the form of a promise to Abraham. Abraham, who's the son of an idolater, who did not know God. God takes the initiative with him, calls him into a relationship with Himself, and makes a set of promises to Abraham. He promises that Abraham is going to be a great nation, that he is going to be given a land, a place to live, and that through Him, all the nations will be blessed.
Chapter 15 further describes the blessings that will be bestowed upon Abraham with God appearing to him in a vision declaring that he will have as many offspring as there are stars in the sky. Abraham then asks God how his people will rightfully claim the land of Canaan as it was occupied by many others at the time. A sacrificial ceremony is performed, and God informs him that his offspring will be servants of another place, foreshadowing the slavery of Israelites in Egypt, but will return to Canaan in four generations with great possessions and will rightfully rule over the promised land.
In the final portion of the story, starting in chapter 17, God formally announces that He will establish an eternal covenant with Abraham and his offspring that will be signified by circumcision. All males of Abraham's house were then circumcised as the covenant was brought to fruition.
The three main tenants of the Abrahamic Covenant:
3. The Promise of Blessings unto the World (Gen 12:3)
May we establish, nurture, and grow a sincere love for the word of God, and study it lovingly & faithfully.
I pray you receive this with the love intended, and apply it to wisdom.
Love you much.
Stay Safe, Stay Healthy, Stay Blessed!
P.S- If you have not given your life to Jesus Christ, I implore you to take the time to do so right now. Use John 3:16 & Romans 10:9-10 as a foundation for making your confession of faith. And use Ephesians 2:1-10 to provide proper context for your salvation.