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Thursday, April 1, 2010

Genesis 15: 6-21

Chapter 15

6 1 Abram put his faith in the LORD, who credited it to him as an act of righteousness.

7 He then said to him, "I am the LORD who brought you from Ur of the Chaldeans to give you this land as a possession."

8 "O Lord GOD," he asked, "How am I to know that I shall possess it?"

9 2 He answered him, "Bring me a three-year-old heifer, a three-year-old she-goat, a three-year-old ram, a turtle-dove, and a young pigeon."

10 He brought him all these, split them in two, and placed each half opposite the other; but the birds he did not cut up.

11 Birds of prey swooped down on the carcasses, but Abram stayed with them.

12 As the sun was about to set, a trance fell upon Abram, and a deep, terrifying darkness enveloped him.

13 Then the LORD said to Abram: "Know for certain that your descendants shall be aliens in a land not their own, where they shall be enslaved and oppressed for four hundred years.

14 But I will bring judgment on the nation they must serve, and in the end they will depart with great wealth.

15 You, however, shall join your forefathers in peace; you shall be buried at a contented old age.

16 3 In the fourth time-span the others shall come back here; the wickedness of the Amorites will not have reached its full measure until then."

17 4 When the sun had set and it was dark, there appeared a smoking brazier and a flaming torch, which passed between those pieces.

18 5 It was on that occasion that the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying: "To your descendants I give this land, from the Wadi of Egypt to the Great River (the Euphrates),

19 the land of the Kenites, the Kenizzites, the Kadmonites,

20 the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Rephaim,

21 the Amorites, the Canaanites, the Girgashites, and the Jebusites."

Reflection: God went out of his way to explain and prove to Abram what his intentions were. Abram trusted and did each thing he was asked. God gives details that don't make sense to me. The fact that his descendants that he isn't if sure if he will have because he is now an old man and still without a child, but these descendants will be enslaved and without wealth. God is revealing so much to Abram. I wonder why?

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