There is no greater truth in the world than that of God's love. He is love. And He loves us. What a world this would be if we really believed it.
Main Text: Genesis 15
A few key observations:
- God is love. This will be our focus for the next 4 weeks as we look at God's interactions with humanity in Genesis.
- In love, God comes down to Abram in order to ignite his faith, gently reassures him when he wavers, and greatly rejoices when his faith blossoms.
- Ignition: God repeatedly reveals Himself to Abram.
- Reassurance: Abram objects and questions God's promises, so God humbly translates the promise into an understandable cultural form, a covenant, that He performs and signs alone for the benefit of Abram and his offspring.
- Rejoicing: Upon seeing Abram's faith, God counts him righteous, even as unrighteous as he may have otherwise & actually been.
- The love of God and the faith of Abram form a circle of reciprocal joy. God is a good Father who gives; Abram is a child who trustingly receives. And Abram's trust delights God, while God's greatest gift, the presence of Himself, delights Abram.