Focus:         God will fulfill His promises
Function:    We have been sent as bearers of God’s promise to all of humanity.

This passage invites us into a climactic promise in the unfolding story of Genesis. God has made promises to specific people, the Israelites, but the promises apply to all of humanity. God is in the process of blessing all His creation despite their struggles and constant wandering. In our reading today we see how ultimate and lasting God’s commitment to His people is. This promises follows the story of the Bible all the way into the New Testament with Jesus and to the very end of time for us.

Read Genesis 15: 12-21

Describe the setting of the story. Consider things like: time of day, who was there, sights, sounds, smells,...

What is the general feeling of this story? Why?

What sticks out to you from this reading?

What does this reading teach me about God and Man?

How does this reading comfort or convict me?

How does this reading fit into the bigger story of the Bible?

What part of my life does this reading most stir up? Consider your relationships, view of God, fears, thinking, spiritual state,...

What will I do differently this week because of this reading?