Genesis 17 - God Today
Sunday, July 30th, 2017Harvey Katz

Genesis 17


Welcome viewers of God Today, my name is Harvey Katz, I’m here to share a little meditation with you from the Book of Genesis Chapter 17 starting in verse 1. When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the Lord appeared to him and said, “I am God Almighty; walk before me faithfully and be blameless. Then I will make my covenant between me and you and will greatly increase your numbers.”

Abram fell facedown, and God said to him, “As for me, this is my covenant with you: You will be the father of many nations. No longer will you be called Abram; your name will be Abraham, for I have made you a father of many nations. I will make you very fruitful; I will make nations of you, and kings will come from you. I will establish my covenant as an everlasting covenant between me and you and your descendants after you for the generations to come, to be your God and the God of your descendants after you.

What a wonderful promise we have. Abraham is called the Father of Faith, not only of the Jewish people where I come from, but he is also the Father of Faith of all believers in Jesus Christ that have been adopted into the Covenant of Abraham. It says so right here and confirmed in Romans Chapters 4 and 5.

So here we see this wonderful promise. What was the significance of Abraham? Abraham was childless and Abraham had a message that through faith God could transform his life and make him something that he couldn’t do on his own. And that’s the promise that we see in Abraham today. If we put our faith in Jesus Christ, just like Abraham who is our spiritual leader, as we just in our Lord Jesus Christ we can become proof of how God can take our life and give you significance.

So let’s pray. Father God we thank you that Abraham was such a great example of trusting you. And in trusting you made him great in the Earth. You took a man who was childless and made him a man of many nations. We’re here today because of his faithfulness to you. And Father, in the same way Lord, we put our trust in you today through Jesus Christ that we may be fruitful. Bless everyone here today Lord and make them fruitful. Bring enrichment to them and know that you have a good plan for them. And I pray this in Jesus’ name. Amen.