The word promise means a declaration by some one to do something or not to do something. (Wikipedia,2022) Going through life we have all made promises. Sometimes we make promises to our closest friends, or maybe a co-worker. I have even been told a promise that has not been kept, if you have children you know what I am talking about. I chose this topic because it often carries great weight associated with the declaration. Often what we hope for and believe, rests on a certain promise we have been given. Unlike promises made by man, promises made by God always come true.
The person that I chose for this devotion is Abraham. We see Abraham introduced in Genesis chapter 11 and continues until his death in Genesis 25. The story and history of Abraham will fill you with faith knowing that God will use people who have imperfections. Although Abraham’s story is focused on promises, it also gives the backstory of bad choices. It even reveals what happens when we take matters into our own hands. However, from Abraham we receive the promise of blessing.
In this look at one man’s promise from God we see not only one promise, but four promises tied together. God calls Abraham and tells him to go to a new country. With this call God also promises that he will be a great nation, the promise of land, Abraham would be blessed, and that the nations would be blessed through Abraham. We also see that no matter how impossible the promise is, God always keeps His promises. Even when we try to take matters into our own hands. God demonstrated His faithfulness through the life and story of Abraham. We see the promise get handed down from generation to generation all the way to our Savior Jesus Christ. God not only used Abraham to bless the nations, it was through Abraham that we have redemption and the only pure sacrifice. God keeps His promises.
Pastor Natalie Snider