Genesis 12:1 ” The Lord had said to Abram, ‘Leave your country, your people, and your father’s household and go to the land I will show you.’ “

It all boiled down to whether Abram could trust God to keep His promises. Now promise-keeping isn’t a valued human trait now a days, but with God it’s much more than just keeping a promise…it was called a Covenant. In ancient times a covenant was a binding agreement between two parties…but with God it was a promised gift graciously given, not a pledge secured by negotiation, for God is able to fulfill all His promises. God’s binding Covenant with mankind insured that all His promises would be Yes, and Amen. There was no need to question His trustworthiness, or as Psalm 145:13 assures us , “The Lord is faithful to all His promises.” And from this Old Covenant with Abram came the New Covenant, or the covenant of grace…ratified by the shed blood of Christ on the Cross. In other words, God’s promise keeping of redemption for all who believe.

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