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God will always be clear on his covenant. God wants to bless us. He does demand, however that we engage in the covenant as well. God does not make temporary covenants—his are forever. That is a blessing because as we attack life, we tend to slip away from our commitments to him and forget our promises. Praise God that he always keeps his word. But, he expects us as his chosen to keep our word as well. With Israel the sign of the covenant was circumcision. It was a clear way to remember that Israel was to be set apart. In our day, we surrender our hearts and follow him.
There is a blessing unmatched as a chosen child of God. Our commitment carries us now and through eternity. We must follow God and believe he is Lord—not merely Savior. God will keep his word—Please Lord, help me keep mine.
God Bless You
When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the Lord appeared to him and said, “I am El-Shaddai—‘God Almighty.’ Serve me faithfully and live a blameless life. 2 I will make a covenant with you, by which I will guarantee to give you countless descendants.”
3 At this, Abram fell face down on the ground. Then God said to him, 4 “This is my covenant with you: I will make you the father of a multitude of nations! 5 What’s more, I am changing your name. It will no longer be Abram. Instead, you will be called Abraham, for you will be the father of many nations. 6 I will make you extremely fruitful. Your descendants will become many nations, and kings will be among them!
7 “I will confirm my covenant with you and your descendants after you, from generation to generation. This is the everlasting covenant: I will always be your God and the God of your descendants after you. 8 And I will give the entire land of Canaan, where you now live as a foreigner, to you and your descendants. It will be their possession forever, and I will be their God.”