Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Who He Is - Devotion on Genesis 17

Scripture: Genesis 17:1-2
“I am God Almighty; walk before me faithfully and be blameless. Then I will make my covenant between me and you and will greatly increase your numbers.”

Why should we walk faithfully and be blameless before God? Because He’s God Almighty. That’s it. That’s all the claim to our allegiance and our obedience He needs. We obey Him because He’s our God, our Creator. It is His right to command us.

But what I love about Him is the fact that He also rewards obedience. He doesn’t have to. He could simply demand our loyalty and unswerving following of His rules and offer us nothing in return.

But He doesn’t do that. He never does that. He is a giving God. When we obey Him, He rewards us with more than our faithfulness deserves. In Genesis 17, He gives Abraham Himself when He offers to enter into a covenant with Him. He also enters into a covenant with us, and rather than giving us the promise of many descendants, He promises us eternal life.

Is your obedience worth eternal life? Is it worth being in a covenant, a relationship with God Almighty? I know my obedience isn’t worth all that, but God gives it to me anyway.

Take some time today to thank Him for His generosity toward you. And remember, He deserves your loyalty simply because of who He is, but He also rewards you for it, because that’s who He is.

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