To understand how important Israel was to God, one need only see God’s hand in the ceremony of covenant. God counted Abram’s Faith as his pledge, in return God promised to the land of Canaan to Abram and his descendants. The covenant was no small matter and it’s completion was a lifetime commitment. As God is eternal, so was his covenant.
God made a covenant with us as well. If we would trust him–as Abram did; then, he would restore our relationship and give us eternal life. Just like Abram, God’s covenant with us is also eternal. We simply must have faith and follow God–as Abram did. Then, like Abram–God will credit our faith as righteousness and give us eternal life with him. What a deal; what a gift!!
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Abram believed the Lord, and he credited it to him as righteousness.
So the Lord said to him, “Bring me a heifer, a goat and a ram, each three years old, along with a dove and a young pigeon.”
Abram brought all these to him, cut them in two and arranged the halves opposite each other; the birds, however, he did not cut in half.
As the sun was setting, Abram fell into a deep sleep, and a thick and dreadful darkness came over him.
When the sun had set and darkness had fallen, a smoking firepot with a blazing torch appeared and passed between the pieces.
On that day the Lord made a covenant with Abram and said, “To your descendants I give this land, from the Wadi of Egypt to the great river, the Euphrates—