Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Daily Fountain 2017 - Covenant Relationship With God







Tuesday July 11

Bible Reading:     Gen. 26: 22 - 33
Topic:                  Covenant Relationship With God

God reaffirmed the covenant relationship with Abraham to Isaac saying "I am the God of Abraham, your father", and  He added that He would bless and multiply his descendants for his father Abraham's sake.

God is a covenant keeping God.

Even the heathens around Isaac quickly noticed that his kind of prosperity was not ordinary. They confessed they had seen that God was with him and desired to enter into a relationship with him.

In response to God's affirmation of the covenant and promises, Isaac did two significant things. He built an altar to worship God and he pitched his tent there. This made his relationship with God personal. He is no longer the God of his father Abraham but also his own personal God.

Pitching his tent there and building a place of prayer signified that he intended to maintain an active relationship with God.

God desires that we have a personal relationship with and commitment to Him and that our lives would daily be filled with His presence and goodness.

He is a covenant keeping. When we draw close to Him, He will continually watch over His Word with us to perform it (Jer. 1: 12)

Prayer
Father please open my eyes to see You as You really are. Help me to know that You are a covenant keeping God, Amen.

Memory Verse             Gen. 26: 24
"And the Lord appeared unto him (Isaac) the same night and said, I am the God of Abraham, thy father; fear not, for I am with thee, and will bless thee and multiply thy seed for My servant Abraham's sake."

Source:     The Daily Fountain 2017
(The Daily Devotional Guide of the Church of Nigeria Anglican Communion)

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