7 He also said to him, “I am the Lord, who brought you out of Ur of the Chaldeans to give you this land to take possession of it.”

8 But Abram said, “Sovereign Lord, how can I know that I will gain possession of it?”

9 So the Lord said to him, “Bring me a heifer, a goat and a ram, each three years old, along with a dove and a young pigeon.”

10 Abram brought all these to him, cut them in two and arranged the halves opposite each other; the birds, however, he did not cut in half. 11 Then birds of prey came down on the carcasses, but Abram drove them away. Genesis 15:7-11

Even after all of this, Abram needed reassurance. The Sovereign Lord of the Universe was speaking to him and he needed reassurance.

We mustn’t be too hard on Abram though. Thousands of years later we have the entire story that these events were leading up to, and we still need reassurances from the Lord. We have God’s inspired Word of God on our bookshelves just waiting to be read, absorbed, and put into practice. The whole gospel is there for us to read and apply.

We know, as Paul Harvey would say, “the rest of the story.”

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