“But Abram said, “Sovereign Lord, what can you give me since I remain childless and the one who will inherit my estate is Eliezer of Damascus?” And Abram said, “You have given me no children; so a servant in my household will be my heir.””
-Children in Hebrew is written as yalad which it means lad, seed or offspring. This word has a multitude of meanings in Scripture. Jesus was called a Child at birth (Mat 2:11), Benjamin at around thirty years ( Gen 44:20 ), Solomon called himself a little child (1 Kings 3:7 ) etc. Descendants of man representing certain groups were called children I.e. children of Edom, Moab, Israel etc. Figuratively those who are ignorant are called children (1 Cor 14:20 ) & the humble ( Mat 19:13-15). Believers are called children of light (Luke 16:8), children of obedience ( 1 Peter 1:14 ) & children of God (Gal 3:26).
-God spoke to Abraham in a vision assuring him that He was his shield & great reward. Abraham thought of how important it was to have descendants & how one promise of inheritance would be fulfilled yet another remained unanswered. God then took him outside & promised him many descendants like the stars of the sky & he trusted in God, & it was accounted to him for righteousness. We know that righteousness only comes through Christ, so Abraham believed in the coming of Christ through his seed & was made righteous (John 8:56). The scripture foresaw in advance & announced to Abraham in advance that God would justify the Gentiles through faith & all nations shall be blessed through him. Therefore, those who have faith are children of Abraham & are blessed together with Abraham the man of faith (Gal 3:7-9). We are thus the seed of Abraham & justified through faith in Jesus Christ. With Eliezer Abraham’s servant inheriting his estate, the world would remain Christ-less & without faith one takes Eliezer’s root, a servant without inheritance of the promise. We are called therefore put all our trust in God, in all areas of our lives for we have already been blessed through Abraham; patiently awaiting manifestation not by our works but through faith in Jesus Christ.
We thank You Father for the many blessings that You have already bestowed unto us, we praise Your name. Remember Lord the covenant that You made with Abraham & gave him a multitude of descendants who we are part & inheritance according to Your promise. Give us firmer faith in You Jesus & justify us by Your blood Almighty Father. Many are the needs in our hearts, our homes, families, societies, nation & world, have mercy on us Father & bless us that we may bear much fruit according to Your promise. All glory & honor belongs to You Lord. Amen
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