The scripture for today is Genesis 15:15
Genesis 15:15 Now as for you, you shall go to your fathers in peace; you shall be buried at a good old age.
When God made the covenant with Abram in Genesis chapter 15, something wonderful happened. God, the Creator, identified with man through a covenant of blood. He joined Himself, through covenant, to the human race and, because of His covenant with Abram, who became Abraham as a result of the covenant, the whole world, which was in bondage to sin, could be restored back to God and delivered.
“And he said unto Abram, Know of a surety that your descendants shall be sojourners in a land that is not theirs, and shall serve them; and they shall afflict them four hundred years; And also that nation, whom they shall serve, will I judge: and afterward shall they come out with great possessions.” Genesis 15:13-14
The deliverance shown through the literal rescue of Abraham’s descendants from Egypt was a display of the miraculous power of God to save His people, even in the face of seemingly insurmountable opposition. The rescue from Egypt, while powerful and miraculous, was not the final end that God had in mind. He was interested in delivering not only Israel, but the whole world, not just from Egypt, but from the enslaving bondage of sin.
The promise was to be fulfilled in Christ, who is the true seed of Abraham. “Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He says not, and to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to your seed, which is Christ.” Galatians 3:16 Jesus Christ is the covenant seed of Abraham, and through Him the promises of deliverance made by God are fulfilled. God never intended to deliver just one group of people; His intent was always to deliver the whole world. “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” John 3:16 The whole world can now become recipients of the promises of God through Jesus Christ.
Along with believing Abraham, all who die in Christ will rest in Him until that great and wonderful day when “the Lord Himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first.” 1Thessalonians 4:16 What a glorious day when we behold His glory and the resurrected saints, along with the righteous living, will rejoice in His presence at that great reunion in the air. Let us be and remain faithful until that day.
God bless you as you continue in His service.