OT Overview Devotions (Week 3: Genesis 11:27-12:9; 15:1-21; 17:1-27)
Consider the events of the flood again. How does it make you feel about the problem of man’s sin? How does God’s covenant with Noah in Gen 9 adjust our expectation for the future? Take time now to speak to God about it.
Read Gen 11:27 – Gen 12:9. What does God promise Abram here? How does that make you feel about God, given what we’ve seen in the flood?
Read Gen 15 & Gen 17. How do these chapters expand on the promises God made to Abram in Gen 12? How have we progressed since the fall?
Go over the promises that God made to Abraham again. Who/what are these promises dependent on? How might that give us more/less confidence?
Overall, how do you feel about the progress we’ve made since the fall and the flood? What parts of God’s covenant with Abraham gives the reader hope, and what parts of it causes us to have doubts about where the story is headed?
Spend some time now talking to God. Take time to speak to him about what you’ve learnt about him and the Abrahamic covenant, and what those promises meant to you.