Standing in the Gap in a Society that's Warring with God.

Genesis 22 – Abraham and Isaac

June 10th, 2009 Viewed 3268 times, 1 so far today

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In Genesis 12, God calls Abram out of the land where he is to a land of promise.  Once there, God promises that Abraham’s decedents would be as numerous as the grains of sand and the stars of Heaven.  The only problem is that, up to this point, Abram (who God renames Abraham) does not have a son.

Covenant Maker

October 3rd, 2006 Viewed 4056 times, 3 so far today

There are two aspects to the idea of the father or husband being the covenant maker in the following passages.

Behold, I have set the land before you: go in and possess the land which the LORD sware unto your fathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to give unto them and to their seed after them. – Deuteronomy 1:8

But if her husband disallowed her on the day that he heard [it]; then he shall make her vow which she vowed, and that which she uttered with her lips, wherewith she bound her soul, of none effect: and the LORD shall forgive her. – Numbers 8:30

In the one case, we have God making a covenant.  Just like with Adam and Eve, God came to Abraham– not Sarah– to make the covenant.  He came to Isaac– not Rebekah– to confirm it.

He went to Jacob– not Leah, Rachel or a handmaid.  He went to David– and I don’t have enough space to list all of those wives!  God chose his order, it’s not something that I or any other man selected.  He went to the man and made covenants with those men and their generations.  It is true that the Messiah would be born of a virgin woman, but in every other case, God dealt with the head of the house.


Standing in the Gap in a Society that's Warring with God.