Saturday, September 21, 2019

“What Can You Give Me?” - Devotion on Genesis 15

Scripture: Genesis 15:2-4
But Abram said, “Sovereign Lord, what can you give me since I remain childless and the one who will inherit my estate is Eliezer of Damascus?” And Abram said, “You have given me no children; so a servant in my household will be my heir.”

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.”

Poor Eliezer. He missed out on a great inheritance opportunity. But notice how Abram questions God. He’s laying out a logical argument, saying in effect:

1. “God, You said you were going to give this to land my descendants.”
2. “I don’t have any descendants.”
3. “What are You going to do about it?”

We might think at first that Abram is being impertinent or disrespectful to speak to God to this way, but God doesn’t seem to mind. He simply reassures Abram that he will have a son.

Have you ever found yourself questioning whether God is going to fulfill His promises to you? Don’t hesitate to remind Him of what He said He would do. Speaking to God in this way isn’t doubt but faith. You’re falling back on His promises, asking Him to act on your behalf.

We’re allowed to remind God of who He is and what He’s said He would do. It’s a declaration of how much we’re depending on Him.

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