Unworthy Of The Covenant

As Abram gathered the animals for the sacrifice, he must have done so with trepidation.

This would be no ordinary sacrifice. He was preparing to enter into a covenant, a binding agreement, with the Almighty God. This was a serious matter.

Abram knew he was unworthy. He had always been unworthy. His life had been spent worshipping idols until his encounter with the true, living God changed everything, prompting him to step out in faith and obedience leave his homeland, Ur, to travel to Canaan. (Genesis 12:1-4)

Since then, Abram had seen God’s faithfulness. God had led him to Canaan, blessed him, and promised him an abundance of descendants. His words to Abram had always been full of grace and encouragement, and Abram believed God, despite the seeming impossibility of the promise.

Even so, Abram felt uneasy. He knew he was far from perfect. Maybe he shouldn’t have asked God for reassurance about His promise. (Genesis 15:2-38) As he gathered the cow, the female goat, the ram, the turtledove, and the pigeon God required, he was all too aware of their fate, and he began to ponder his own fate for failing the covenant.

Who was he to make a covenant with God?

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6 thoughts on “Unworthy Of The Covenant

  1. Lesley, I’ve been listening to a sermon series on Unlocking the Bible about Abraham’s family. I am encouraged, by those messages and what you’ve written here, that God has the ability to see faith even when those who possess it fail miserably in certain ways. I’m also thankful that Jesus fulfilled the covenant for us.

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    1. Thanks, Lois! Yes, it is so encouraging that God sees our faith even if it is imperfect and especially helpful to remember that the fulfilment of the covenant is down to Jesus and it doesn’t all depend on us.

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