GENESIS 15 IN FOCUS
‘Abram believed the Lord, and he credited it to him as righteousness’
THINK ABOUT IT:
What do believe in?
For how long can you endure hardship and trials?
Do you hear the voice of God?
What do you dream about?
What do you ask from God?
Abram had been firm to his faith in God. He vowed not to exchange the dignity he was having in God for any material gain. Do you know your value? He knew that it is ‘The blessing of the LORD brings wealth, without painful toil for it.’
”But Abram said to the king of Sodom, “With raised hand I have sworn an oath to the Lord, God Most High, Creator of heaven and earth, 23 that I will accept nothing belonging to you, not even a thread or the strap of a sandal, so that you will never be able to say, ‘I made Abram rich.’
‘But Abram said, “Sovereign Lord, what can you give me since I remain childless and the one who will inherit[c] my estate is Eliezer of Damascus?” 3 And Abram said, “You have given me no children; so a servant in my household will be my heir.”
4 Then the word of the Lord came to him: “This man will not be your heir, but a son who is your own flesh and blood will be your heir.” 5 He took him outside and said, “Look up at the sky and count the stars—if indeed you can count them.” Then he said to him, “So shall your offspring be.”
Abram placed a demand for continuity before God. He did not just want his existence on earth exit when he exits the earth. He wanted a son to continue his existence on earth. Solomon asked for wisdom above all things. What do you ask from God? ‘Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. Matthew 7:7
How do you want to live after leaving this earth?
What do you dream about? God spoke to Abram in dream. We must not disregard things God shows to us in dreams. We must not take things for granted. God showed Joseph and the three men the way out thorough dreams ‘’But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit.
WHEN YOU DREAM, PONDER OVER IT
PONDER: My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me.