Genesis 15:1-6. “After all these things, this word of GOD came to Abram in a vision: “Don’t be afraid, Abram. I’m your shield. Your reward will be grand!” Abram said, “ GOD, Master, what use are your gifts as long as I’m childless and Eliezer of Damascus is going to inherit everything?” Abram continued, “See, you’ve given me no children, and now a mere house servant is going to get it all.”
Then GOD ’s Message came: “Don’t worry, he won’t be your heir; a son from your body will be your heir.” Then he took him outside and said, “Look at the sky. Count the stars. Can you do it? Count your descendants! You’re going to have a big family, Abram!” And he believed! Believed GOD! God declared him “Set-Right-with-God.””
Why did Abram believe God? That seemed like an impossible promise; a man who was aging, his wife had proven barren is told, “Don’t sweat it, you’ll have a son and more than a million grand babies“. This man doesn’t bat an eyelash, instead he says, “Right on, God!”
First you need to understand that God called Abram out of his country, separated him from his extended family and took him away from his father’s tents, making him solely dependent on him. That could have gone sideways in a hot minute but it didn’t, instead Abram’s life blew up with blessings such that the whole world knew of him. After that if God said jump Abram would have been 10ft in the air before thinking to ask, “How high?”
Despite all that He has done for us already we chose not to believe God when He says we can live forever. Which is sad really because that’s all that matters. Unlike Abram’s situation though ours has an expiration date and unfortunately we don’t know it. Why not grab a hold of the offer now before it’s too late? Christmas is both a reminder of the production and expiration of God’s offer of eternal life to us.
Think About This
Have you accepted God’s offer? There’s still time if not
Dear Lord, May I be set right with God. In Jesus name I pray. Amen