The world rebuilds, and evil continues to ruin it. Genesis 9-11. What is God going to do now?
God tells Abraham to leave his land and follow wherever he leads. This journey builds Abraham's trust in His God, training his family to do what is right and honor God through their obedience. (Circumcision)
The promise? God promises Abraham a huge family (the Jewish nation) that will inherit a piece of land in Canaan (the Promised Land) and bring salvation and blessing to all mankind. (Jesus)
God promised to protect them if they obeyed.
What can we learn from Abraham's covenant?
#1 What we do today will last for generations. Abraham had no idea what God had in mind. All he knew was that the promise was made, and he trusted God to complete it.
#2 God supplies our needs. God's covenant with Abraham was proven again and again. He was conquering the armies that kidnapped his nephew—protecting his family from marauding invaders—and the prosperity of his flocks.
#3 Our future lies in His hands. The covenant God made with Abraham was for the present and beyond. Abraham trusted God to meet his needs and keep His promises. We see that promise fulfilled in Issac. What guarantees has God made you that will outlive you?
Dear Jesus, help me trust You with my present and future. AMEN.