Thursday, November 7, 2019

An Offer You Can't Refuse - Devotion on Genesis 17

Scripture: Genesis 17:7
“I will establish my covenant as an everlasting covenant between me and you and your descendants after you for the generations to come, to be your God and the God of your descendants after you.”

Isn’t it strange that God offers to be Abraham’s God? Isn’t He everyone’s God? Yet part of the covenant He makes with Abraham is to be his God and the God of his descendants after him.

I think this points to the personal nature of the relationship God wants to have with us. Yes, He is everyone’s God, but not everyone acknowledges Him. And if they do, not everyone invests in having a relationship with Him.

But when we enter into a covenant with Him, as Abraham is here, we enter into a relationship. He becomes our God, not simply the general God of the universe. And the fact that God offers to be our God, to have a personal relationship with us, shows how much He loves each one of us.

What can you do today to invest in your covenant relationship with Him? How can you help make sure that your descendants or the generation after you maintains that covenant?

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