Abram said…”I have lifted my hand to the LORD, God Most High, Possessor of heaven and earth, that I would not take a thread or a sandal strap; or anything that is yours, lest you should say, ‘I have made Abram rich’.
Fear not, Abram, I am your shield; your reward shall be very great.
O Lord God, what will you give me?
Your very own son shall be your heir…number the stars…so shall your offspring be.
And he believed the LORD, and he counted it to him as righteousness.
‘My son,’ the father said, ‘you are always with me, and everything I have is yours.’
And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus. For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith–and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ—He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him over for us all, how will He not also with Him freely give us all things?
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you.
I have given them your word … I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one … I have made you known to them, and will continue to make you known in order that the love you have for me may be in them and that I myself may be in them.”
So let no one boast in men. For all things are yours, whether Paul or Apollos or Cephas or the world or life or death or the present or the future–all are yours, and you are Christ’s, and Christ is God’s—And my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus. Now to our God and Father be the glory forever and ever. Amen.
Gen.14:22-23; 15:1-2, 4-6 ESV; Lk.15:31 NIV; Eph. 2:6-8 NIV; Eph. 1:3 NIV; Rom 8:32 NASB; Jn. 14:27 NIV; Jn. 17:14, 22, 26 NIV; I Cor.3:21-23 ESV; Phil.4:19-20 NASB
Abraham got more than a son. He became the progenitor of the race through whom THE SON would come, and in believing God’s promise of blessing He got RIGHTEOUSNESS! That same righteousness is ours as believers in the Son of God who gave His life to buy ours back. He has come and will come again. In the meantime He resides in the hearts of those whose hearts have been touched by God’s grace to believe. What will God give me? He has given me Himself. Is there something more that I need?
Lord, wean my heart from lesser things. Ps.131:2,3