Many churches throughout the world use a Bible reading schedule called a "lectionary." It's just a fancy word meaning "selected readings." Posts like this reflect on the readings for an upcoming Sunday or other Church holiday, as found in the historic one-year lectionary.
The apostle Paul observes that even in our paltry human covenants, we don’t make alterations to the agreement once it has been instituted. The covenant is a covenant, period. Treaties are binding. Contracts matter. How much more the covenant that God has made with his people?
God’s promises to Abraham, and through Abraham to us, are true and certain promises. And they are addressed, as Paul says, to the end of what Jesus, God the Son, would accomplish. We recognize, further, that God bound himself by the promise to Abraham. He doesn’t have an out clause.
Does God intend to keep his promises? He most certainly does. He lays his hand of blessing, peace, reconciliation, forgiveness, and redemption upon all humanity, to be received by faith in him. Do we wonder whether God’s promises are for us? He has laid them out for any who believe. They are promises to you and to me.
This should give us great confidence. God is for us. Nobody can be against us.
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