Genesis 17:1-14 When Abram was ninety-nine years old the LORD appeared to Abram and said to him, "I am God Almighty; walk before me, and be blameless...
think about it.
What promises does God make concerning land and descendants? What is the reason God changes Abram's name? God set Abraham apart from others with His covenant; how does God set you apart today?
Well later today we'll be arriving in Israel with our Back to the Bible tour group (assuming our flight's on time and non eventful). So the next couple of days we'll read some passages dealing with Abraham, Jacob and Moses. Then, I'll start blogging about and sending back pictures of the places we've visited each day on the tour and hopefully give you a better sense of Israel and some of the scriptures we're reading.
Today we're reading about Abram in Genesis 17:1-14. This is the passage where God changes Abram's name to Abraham and covenants with him that he (Abraham) will be the father of many nations (vs. 4). But before God gives this covenant, He tells Abraham this, "'I am God Almighty, walk before me, and be blameless. . .'" (vs.1). Excellent words for us too, don't you think?
So do we recognize God as God Almighty and then walk before Him blamelessly? What does this look like in your day-to-day life? Tami W.
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