Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Daily Fountain 2017 - You Are Counted







Wednesday                            24th

Bible Reading:     Gen. 17: 9 - 14
Topic:         You Are Counted

Yesterday, we saw how Abram's name was changed to Abraham

Today, God addressed him by his new name (v. 9).

The best thing that can happen in your life is to have a good and close relationship with God.

God now addressed Abram as Abraham - Father of many Nations - and established the covenant of circumcision with him.

Every male child in his family and their descendants would be circumcised on the 8th day as a sign of this covenant.

Circumcision would henceforth separate Abraham's family and descendants from heathen nations.

God so loved us that He extended this covenant of grace to us Gentiles through the sacrificial death of Jesus Christ.

His death has opened the door for a change of identity (1 Pet. 2: 8 - 9) - from being outcasts to becoming children of God.

Don't make the mistake of abusing the priviledge.

A new covenant has been established for you and you will benefit from it if you circumcise your heart by faithfully submitting to God's saving grace in our Lord Jesus Christ (Phil. 3:3)

Don't exclude yourself from the grace of God.

Prayer

Heavenly Father, I want to sincerely thank You for Your bountiful grace upon my life, for Your daily provisions, for Your comforts and for Your upliftment. I pray Lord that You help me to live within this grace and not to abuse it. Amen

Memory Verse:   Gen. 17: 10

"This is My Covenant, which ye shall keep between Me and you and thy seed after thee; Every man child among you shall be circumcised"

Source:     The Daily Fountain
(The Daily Devotional Guide of the Church of Nigeria Anglican Communion)

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