All In, with Kirk Crossing
All In, with Kirk Crossing
Faith Steps (4) Genesis 15.1-21
In Genesis 15, Abram raised his ‘fear’ to the Lord that, despite his increased wealth and status in the land, the Lord had not yet provided an heir.  He also asked the Lord how he would “know” that he would possess the land.  The Lord moved his plan of redemption forward by making a covenant with Abram, assuring him of His promises and revealing that the future was in His hands, even though there would be dark times.
One of the most important aspects of this chapter comes in verse 6 where it tells us that Abram believed God and God counted it to him as righteousness.  This verse would later be foundational for Paul, the apostle, as he taught the doctrine of justification by faith.
Genesis 15 helps lay the foundation for the Gospel and continues to provide faith lessons for us today.  It teaches us that faith is the heart of righteousness, faith sees the sufficiency of Christ’s sacrifice for our sins, faith continues to see the signs of baptism and the Lord’s Supper as confirmation of God’s promises and salvation, and that faith is often exercised in ‘waiting’ for the Lord.