Genesis 16-17

Genesis 17:1-2

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“When Abram was ninety-nine years old the LORD appeared to Abram and said to him, ‘I am God Almighty; walk before me, and be blameless, that I may multiply you greatly.”

Abram sinned against God by taking matters into his own hands and trying to produce an heir through his slave, Hagar. Despite his sin, the Lord still appears to Abram and fulfills the promises He made.

How reassuring it is to know that no matter what mistakes we have made, no matter how many times we have stopped waiting on the Lord, He still speaks to us. He is forever faithful to His word. If is difficult in our human frailty to comprehend the unwavering nature of the Lord’s character, but this story shows His manifold mercies and unconditional love.

Thank You for showing me a glimpse of Your power through Your patience and love. You have declared Yourself to be our God and urge us to walk righteously before You. Help me to walk accordingly.

Next Week’s Reading Schedule:

1/23: Genesis 18-19

1/24: Genesis 20-21

1/25: Genesis 22

1/26: Genesis 24

1/27: Genesis 25:19-34; 26

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