And he said unto him, I am the LORD that brought thee out of Ur of the Chaldees, to give thee this land to inherit it.
And he said, Lord GOD, whereby shall I know that I shall inherit it?
a. If someone in our day wanted to give you something of incredible value, say a 1oo plus room mansion with 10,000 acres to go with it in Wyoming, and then give you along with that another 10 million dollars. If you just had a conversation to go by, you wouldn't think much of the promise. But if this person was Bill Gates and you knew he the kind of wealth he spoke of and much more and he took you to a lawyer who drew up all the papers required and then took you to Congress and he signed it in front of both houses of Congress and they signed it. Then he took you to the White House and he signed it again in front of the President of the United States and then the President signed it. Then he took you to the Supreme Court and he signed it again in front of all the nine Justices and all the nine justices signed also. You would probably believe it was going to happen. The reality is though that in light of all the legal hoops that were just jumped through in order to give you assurance of Bill Gates promise, you still would not have one millioneth of the assurance that Abram had when God responded to Abram's question, "LORD God, whereby shall I know that I shall inherit it?"
b. God Almighty responded by making a Covenant with Abram, and really, that is what Abram was asking for, because at that time the Covenant was the highest form of legal document.
c. The Blood Covenant, H. Clay Trumbull, p.4. "the rite of blood-covenanting: a form of mutual covenanting, by which two person enter into the closest, the most enduring, and the most sacred of compacts, as friends and brothers, or as more than brothers, through the inter-comingling of their blood"
My name is Don Costello. Ever since I received Christ in November of 1976 I have had a passion to study and know God's word.My wife Melissa and I have 5 children.