Year 2018
Aug 2018
12 Aug 2018

Genesis 15:7-11 - The Crux of Covenants

Joey Bonifacio, Calvin Hong

And he said to him, “I am the Lord who brought you out from Ur of the Chaldeans to give you this land to possess.” But he said, “O Lord God, how am I to know that I shall possess it?” He said to him, “Bring me a heifer three years old, a female goat three years old, a ram three years old, a turtledove, and a young pigeon.” And he brought him all these, cut them in half, and laid each half over against the other. But he did not cut the birds in half. And when birds of prey came down on the carcasses, Abram drove them away. Genesis 15:7-11 ESV

“How do I know that God is good for His promises?” Abram asked the same question in Genesis 15. God’s answer was more than a sign off and stronger than a binding contract. The greatest assurance God gives us is what believers call a covenant. And it was guaranteed in His blood.