Beginning in Genesis 11:26-32, God introduces to us the man Abram. Then in Genesis 12 (see Acts 7:1-8) begins God’s Revelation that He is Sovereign in the selection of Abram to be the first of God’s Chosen People, wherein He would separate Abram and … [Read more...]
In this series of devotions about Genesis 17, we see God revealing the contents (or specifics) of His Everlasting Covenant to Abraham. Abraham is a very special man to God. It was to Abraham that God first revealed His Covenant. It was with Abraham that God first established His Covenant. The Everlasting Covenant is God’s Declaration of His Eternal Purpose in Christ to reveal Himself to His People.
Text verses: Genesis 17:1-5 “…walk before me, and be thou perfect.” (Genesis 17:1) God’s time has come to convert Abram, or to confirm in Abram that the Covenant is a reality to him and him alone, “between me and thee” (Genesis 17:2). There are … [Read more...]
Text verse: Genesis 17:6 “And I will make thee exceeding fruitful, and I will make nations of thee, and kings shall come out of thee.” (Genesis 17:6) When God gives you an internal witness that you – yes, you – were included in His Everlasting … [Read more...]
“And I will establish my covenant between me and thee and thy seed after thee in their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto thee, and to thy seed after thee.” (Genesis 17:7) The Everlasting Covenant is Personal. See Romans 8:29, … [Read more...]
“And I will give unto thee, and to thy seed after thee, the land wherein thou art a stranger, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession; and I will be their God.” (Genesis 17:8) The word “everlasting” means without end, forever and ever. … [Read more...]
Text verses: Genesis 17:9-14 “This is my covenant, which ye shall keep, between me and you and thy seed after thee; Every man child among you shall be circumcised.” (Genesis 17:10) “And ye shall circumcise the flesh of your foreskin; and it shall … [Read more...]