As I read this passage, I have just been reflecting on one of the sessions from the C3 Presence conference.
In the session, Chris Hodges from a church in America, was sharing on 4 things that will grow me closer to God. They were:
1) Get connected to God (salvation)
2) Get free from slavery (sanctification)
3) Connect with others (church and connect group community)
4) Make a difference (service)
He promised that these 4 steps are found right throughout scripture and I was surprised to find them here in this passage!
1) I AM the LORD almighty
2) walk beside me faithfully and with righteousness
3) I will make you the father of many nations
4) There will be an everlasting covenant between you and your descendants (that you will need to maintain)
Also under point 4 from a different passage is the promise that all nations on earth will be blessed because of the blessing that is on Abraham.
Lord, I praise you today because you have made a way for Abraham and a way for me to live a life that has an incredible relationship with you.
Written by Ps. Justin Ware