An Everlasting Covenant

We are going to take a look at the covenant that God made with Abraham. This covenant is very important, the reason being that God did not only make this covenant with Abraham as an individual but it continues on and lights upon the Body of Christ.

Genesis 17:7 And I will establish My covenant between Me and thee and thy seed after thee in their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto thee, and to thy seed after thee.

I don’t know if you understand how important this covenant is to you. God called a man named Abram out of the land of Ur of Chaldees (Genesis 12:1-3) and made a covenant with him, and that covenant involves you and every other true Christian. Abraham had done nothing to earn this covenant. It was entirely of God and His grace.

Now do you want to know how you are involved in this covenant? The Apostle Paul explains it in his letter to the Galatian Church. Notice that God said He was making this covenant with Abraham and his seed. Now let’s go to the third chapter of Galatians. Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ. Galatians 3:16. So God said to Abraham, “I am making My covenant between Me and you and your seed.” The word “seed” is singular, not plural. This covenant is made with Abraham and his seed or his son. And who is his son? Matthew tells us in the first verse of his Gospel: The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham. The seed of Abraham that God referred to is Jesus Christ, which is exactly what Paul said. Now look at Galatians 3:29. And if you be Christ’s, then are you Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise. If you are a true Christian, then this covenant God made with Abraham is also made with you. And it is an everlasting covenant!

Copyright © 2012 by Henry DuBose