Dag 5 – om afhanklik van God te leef – 16/10/09

Lees Genesis 15:9-21

Ons het prokureurs en kontrakte nodig om ons van mekaar te beskerm.  Dis moeilik om enige iemand se woord te vertrou, daarom moet ons seker maak dat alle “loopholes” toe is.  R.C. Sproul herinner ons dat daar Een is op wie ons altyd kan vertrou.  In sy kommentaar op hierdie gedeelte skryf hy:  As God passed between the pieces His message was:  ‘Abraham, if I fail to keep my promise to you, may I be cut asunder just as those animals have been torn apart.’ God put His eternal being on the line.  It was as if He was saying:  ‘May My immutable deity suffer mutatuion if I break My promise.  May My infinite character become finite, My immortal essense suffer mortality.  My the impossible become possible if I lie.’ The author of Hebrews reflected on this event when (s)he wrote, ‘Since there was no one greater for him to swear by, he swore by himself’ (Heb. 6:13).  The surety of God’s promise is God Himself.  All that He is stands behind His promise. 

     

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