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Trusting in God's Promise...Is That What Your Faith is All About?
Genesis 12:1-3 New International Version
The Call of Abram 12 The Lord had said to Abram, “Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you. 2 “I will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing.[a] 3 I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you.”[b]
Monday - July 5
These 3 verses are some of the most important in all of scripture. Yes, ALL scripture is “God breathed” (2 Tim. 3:16). However, some are more important for understanding who God is and what God is doing in this world and in us! In this passage God makes Abram a promise! That promise literally changed the world and all of history. Why? God said: “in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.” That blessing to all the nations is the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus, the “seed” or descendant that came from the family of Abram many years later. God’s remedy for SIN will not be another flood of wrath, but a “flood” of mercy poured out in the precious blood of Jesus Christ. God has made a promise! God wants us to cling to that promise and trust that He does not lie, but is faithful and true. Trusting in the faithfulness of God is the life of faith.