God’s Covenant with Abram – Genesis 15:1-21
Probably the two most important items of wealth and security in the ancient world were children and land. Flocks and herds may have been a close third, but unless you had land upon which the livestock could graze, and unless you had children to care for those livestock, then those flocks didn’t really provide much security at all.
Abram has neither children nor land… and yet, that is precisely what God promises him. In fact, God promised it to him back in chapter 12, and the promise still had not come true.
I wonder if Abram was tempted to doubt as God made these seemingly impossible promises. Certainly they were promises that Abram had no hope of fulfilling on his own. And yet, God enters into a covenant with Abram, confirming to Abram that he can trust God to keep his promises.
What promises are you standing on today?
Standing on the promises of God, my Savior;
I’m standing on the promises of God.
– R. Kelso Carter