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Published on June 22, 2008

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Welcome to Life’s Lessons from Above and Beyond a Living Truth Ministries Today’s life lesson is from Chaplydia’s teachings. Bible study and questions are followed. All Above and Beyond materials are Copy Right Protected and created by, Dr. Cheryl A. Durham, B.P.Min, M.Min, D.B.S President Living Truth Director, Above & Beyond Discipleship Ministries

Today’s life lesson is from Chaplydia’s teachings.

Bible study and questions are followed.

Chapter 9 - Trusting God to Keep His Promises - Genesis 15 From Chaplydia’s Blog In Genesis, time and time again, we see God trying to enter into covenants with man. He had a covenant of works with Adam and Eve where all they had to do was trust God’s word and not eat from that tree. Abel and Cain had to trust God’s goodness. Noah had to trust God to save him and his family from destruction by flood, even though it had never rained. As always, man is forgetful, he never remembers God’s faithfulness to fulfill His promises. Man is so concerned with himself and is own power, that he is prone to self destruct. Man is always thinking about how he can get God to do what he wants instead of appreciating what God has already provided. However, God in His wisdom, always knows just what to do to keep man from harming himself and God’s plan. We see God scrambling languages and scattering people. The scattering allowed the world to be populated by new nations and new lands and countries to be formed. God’s creative power is always active and always amazing. This was especially true of Abram (and his wife, Sarai) with whom God was about to make a formal covenant. It would be a miracle of miracles. continued next page…

In Genesis, time and time again, we see God trying to enter into covenants with man. He had a covenant of works with Adam and Eve where all they had to do was trust God’s word and not eat from that tree. Abel and Cain had to trust God’s goodness. Noah had to trust God to save him and his family from destruction by flood, even though it had never rained. As always, man is forgetful, he never remembers God’s faithfulness to fulfill His promises. Man is so concerned with himself and is own power, that he is prone to self destruct. Man is always thinking about how he can get God to do what he wants instead of appreciating what God has already provided.

However, God in His wisdom, always knows just what to do to keep man from harming himself and God’s plan. We see God scrambling languages and scattering people. The scattering allowed the world to be populated by new nations and new lands and countries to be formed. God’s creative power is always active and always amazing. This was especially true of Abram (and his wife, Sarai) with whom God was about to make a formal covenant. It would be a miracle of miracles.

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Chapter 9 - Trusting God to Keep His Promises - Genesis 15 Continued…. Abram was concerned because God had promised him that he would be a father of many nations, and yet God had left out one thing. Abram had no children. In Abram’s eyes, it was impossible to have children now that he and Sarai were so old. God, however, is not limited by natural law as man is.  God sometimes goes beyond what man can understand so that man can see how extraordinary God is.  Without being able to “see” God physically, we must be able to see Him through what is made (Romans 1:18-21). We see Him through the clues He leaves about Himself in creation. We see the cause through the effect.  So it was with Abram.  His faith in God was based on what he knew about God through God’s faithful acts that Abram could “see” in his life. So how do you see God? What clues are there in your life that scream, “Here I AM” to you? Look around this week, see what you can find. End of Lesson go to next page for study questions….

Abram was concerned because God had promised him that he would be a father of many nations, and yet God had left out one thing. Abram had no children. In Abram’s eyes, it was impossible to have children now that he and Sarai were so old. God, however, is not limited by natural law as man is.  God sometimes goes beyond what man can understand so that man can see how extraordinary God is. 

Without being able to “see” God physically, we must be able to see Him through what is made (Romans 1:18-21). We see Him through the clues He leaves about Himself in creation. We see the cause through the effect.  So it was with Abram.  His faith in God was based on what he knew about God through God’s faithful acts that Abram could “see” in his life.

So how do you see God? What clues are there in your life that scream, “Here I AM” to you? Look around this week, see what you can find.

End of Lesson go to next page for study questions….

Life Lessons Bible Study Trusting God to Keep His Promises In verses 1-6, what did God promise Abram? In verses 2 and 7, List the doubts Abram had about God’s promise. In verses 8-16, what was God’s response to Abram? In verses 17-21, what was the prophecy God made to Abram? Who “took the oath” of the covenant? What is unusual about that? How is a covenant with God different from one with another person? How is it the same? The Trusting God to Keep Promises question study guide. E-Mail [email_address] for your bible study session. There she will go over answers with you on a personal level. Enjoy!

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