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Wednesday, June 19th, 2024
the Week of Proper 6 / Ordinary 11
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Bible Commentaries
Genesis 15

F.B. Meyer's 'Through the Bible' CommentaryMeyer's Commentary

Verses 1-21

Abram’s Vision of the Future

Genesis 15:1-21

Abram had good reason to fear the vengeance of the defeated kings; but the divine voice reassured him. For all of us there is need of a shield, because the world hates us; and for each God will be our compensation for every sacrifice we have made. Refuse to take even the shoe-latchets of Sodom, and God will be your exceeding great reward. The patriarch addressed God as Adonai Jehovah, which occurs only twice more in the Pentateuch. While he was pouring out the bitterness of his soul, the stars came out. Count these, said his Almighty Friend; and he believed. For the first time that mighty word occurs in Scripture, and the Apostle makes much of it. See Romans 4:9 ; Galatians 3:6 . It was as good as done. Henceforth the patriarch reckoned on God’s faithfulness. In olden times covenants were ratified by the parties passing between the pieces of the sacrifice. To give strong consolation, the Almighty confirmed His word with an oath. See Hebrews 6:18 . But God must wait until the hour for interposition is fully come.

Bibliographical Information
Meyer, Frederick Brotherton. "Commentary on Genesis 15". "F. B. Meyer's 'Through the Bible' Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/fbm/genesis-15.html. 1914.
 
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