Devotions for March 7, 2017

GENESIS 15: 1-6

Some time later, the Lord spoke to Abram in a vision and said to him, “Do not be afraid, Abram, for I will protect you, and your reward will be great.”

2 But Abram replied, “O Sovereign Lord, what good are all your blessings when I don’t even have a son? Since you’ve given me no children, Eliezer of Damascus, a servant in my household, will inherit all my wealth. 3 You have given me no descendants of my own, so one of my servants will be my heir.”

4 Then the Lord said to him, “No, your servant will not be your heir, for you will have a son of your own who will be your heir.” 5 Then the Lord took Abram outside and said to him, “Look up into the sky and count the stars if you can. That’s how many descendants you will have!”

6 And Abram believed the Lord, and the Lord counted him as righteous because of his faith.

WHAT IS YOUR RIGHTEOUSNESS

In Abraham’s childless state, God gives him a miraculous promise: a son from his own flesh–the one through whom God would bless all of the nations, the one from whom Jesus would descend one day.

PERSONAL REFLECTION

Q: Why does God count Abraham righteous? How is this different from how our culture defines righteousness?

Q: Have you completely trusted in Jesus as your source of righteousness? If so, are following His leading like Abraham?

Q: As you disciple and pour-into others, why is it important to regroup, refresh, and worship the Lord as your source of righteousness?

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