God's Promise To Abraham
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The Call of AbramThe Lord said to Abram: Go out from your land,
and your father’s house
to the land that I will show you. I will make you into a great nation,
I will bless you,
I will make your name great,
and you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you,
I will curse those who treat you with contempt,
and all the peoples on earth
will be blessed through you.
I will indeed bless you and make your offspring as numerous as the stars of the sky and the sand on the seashore. Your offspring will possess the gates of their enemies.
Now the promises were spoken to Abraham and to his seed. He does not say “and to seeds,” as though referring to many, but referring to one, and to your seed, who is Christ.
And we ourselves proclaim to you the good news of the promise that was made to our ancestors.
They are Israelites, and to them belong the adoption, the glory, the covenants, the giving of the law, the temple service, and the promises.
Why then was the law given? It was added because of transgressions until the Seed to whom the promise was made would come. The law was put into effect through angels by means of a mediator.
Is the law therefore contrary to God’s promises? Absolutely not! For if a law had been given that was able to give life, then righteousness would certainly be by the law.
But the Scripture has imprisoned everything under sin’s power, so that the promise by faith in Jesus Christ might be given to those who believe.
Because God wanted to show His unchangeable purpose even more clearly to the heirs of the promise, He guaranteed it with an oath,
By faith even Sarah herself, when she was unable to have children, received power to conceive offspring, even though she was past the age, since she considered that the One who had promised was faithful.
By faith Abraham, when he was tested, offered up Isaac. He received the promises and he was offering his unique son,
That is, it is not the children by physical descent who are God’s children, but the children of the promise are considered to be the offspring.
The Gentiles are coheirs, members of the same body, and partners of the promise in Christ Jesus through the gospel.
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