Abraham will surely become a great and powerful nation, and all nations on earth will be blessed through him. For I have chosen him, so that he will direct his children and his household after him to keep the way of the Lordby doing what is right and just, so that the Lordwill bring about for Abraham what he has promised him.” Genesis 15:5‑6
Your promise was great. You, God, chose Abraham to become the father of a nation so powerful that the whole world would be blessed through him. But Your requirement seemed too small. Could this magnanimous blessing truly become Abraham’s simply by believing You?
The answer was “Yes!”—not only for Abraham, but for all the children who followed in his footsteps of faith. Later in Scripture, Paul wrote to the Galatians explaining the Genesis passages in more depth. Abraham’s heritage wasn’t limited to Jews. Your promise for salvation extended to all, including me, who relied by faith on Your one provision for humankind: Your son, Jesus Christ, my Savior.
So now that I have become a child of Abraham through faith in Christ, what must I do? Keep believing You! Faith in Your goodness and provision yields a life surrendered to Your Spirit, filled with the fruit of Your presence in me. What will that fruit look like?“The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control” (Galatians 5:22–23).This is fruit that continues to my family, friends and everyone and point them in the same heavenward direction.