"After these things the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision, ‘Do not be afraid, Abram, I am your shield; your reward shall be very great.’ But Abram said, ‘O Lord God, what will you give me, for I continue childless, and the heir of my house is Eliezer of Damascus?’ And Abram said, ‘You have given me no offspring, and so a slave born in my house is to be my heir.’ But the word of the Lord came to him, ‘This man shall not be your heir; no one but your very own issue shall be your heir.’ He brought him outside and said, ‘Look towards heaven and count the stars, if you are able to count them.’ Then he said to him, ‘So shall your descendants be.’ And he believed the Lord; and the Lord reckoned it to him as righteousness."
An important theme throughout Hebrew Scriptures is the covenants that God made with God's people. In our scripture passage for this week, God is reiterating the covenant made with Abraham.
What is a covenant? What other covenants did God make with humans? How were they fulfilled?
Check out this video by the Bible Project to explore these questions and more!
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