"If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise."
Not long after my conversion I read the book of Genesis for the first time. Having recently been a member of a white-supremacist prison gang, I remember thinking to myself, “This is my family history! If I’m a child of Abraham by faith, then these Old Testament patriarchs are my
What a thrilling moment that was! The Bible was no longer a book of old fairy tales to me, but a record of what God had done for His people in the real world. God promised long ago that all the families of the earth would be blessed through Abraham (Genesis 12:1-3). That promise was ultimately fulfilled in the true Seed of Abraham, the Lord Jesus Christ (Galatians 3:16).
If God is your Father, then every believer is your brother or sister in Christ: “For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus…There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus (see Galatians 3:26, 28). Through Jesus, you truly are a member of the family.
DO YOU KNOW YOUR FAMILY HISTORY? IF NOT, THE BOOK OF GENESIS WOULD BE A GOOD PLACE TO START.
Bible In A Year
- Exodus 21-22
- Psalm 36
- Mark 16