A New Name

When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the Lord appeared to Abram, and said to him, “I am God Almighty; walk before me, and be blameless. 2And I will make my covenant between me and you, and will make you exceedingly numerous.” 3Then Abram fell on his face; and God said to him, 4“As for me, this is my covenant with you: You shall be the ancestor of a multitude of nations. 5No longer shall your name be Abram, but your name shall be Abraham; for I have made you the ancestor of a multitude of nations. 6I will make you exceedingly fruitful; and I will make nations of you, and kings shall come from you. 7I will establish my covenant between me and you, and your offspring after you throughout their generations, for an everlasting covenant, to be God to you and to your offspring after you. 8And I will give to you, and to your offspring after you, the land where you are now an alien, all the land of Canaan, for a perpetual holding; and I will be their God.” (Genesis 17:1-8, NRSV)

Here God makes a promise to you. The promise is to Abraham that him and his offspring will have the land that God is giving them. We will always have a place with God.

Do you believe this promise? Abraham believed it and it was reckoned to him as righteousness. Abraham had seen the mighty works of God and the promises God had kept to that point. Abraham knee God would keep promises.

Do you believe that? Do you trust God?

Published by asacredrebel

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