15 Brothers and sisters, let me give you an example from everyday life. No one can get rid of an official agreement between people. No one can add to it. It can’t be changed after it has been made. It is the same with God’s covenant. 16 The promises were given to Abraham. They were also given to his seed. Scripture does not say, “and to seeds.” That means many people. It says, “and to your seed.” (Genesis 12:7; 13:15; 24:7) That means one person. And that one person is Christ. 17 Here is what I mean. The law came 430 years after the promise. But the law does not get rid of God’s covenant and promise. The covenant had already been made by God. So the law does not do away with the promise. 18 The great gift that God has for us does not depend on the law. If it did, it would no longer depend on a promise. But God gave it to Abraham as a free gift through a promise.
In this passage, we see how God has been weaving together his plan of salvation throughout history in his promise to Abraham. And now through Christ, His promise has come to pass. Talk about long term planning!
This gives me a sense of reassurance in the big picture of God’s amazing plan. I need not be afraid or alarmed when my life seems a little out of control. He has all of history in His hands, and that includes my life!
Thank you God that we can trust You in Your plans and purposes for the world and for each individual. Nothing is too difficult for You!
Written by Shelly Witt