Punishable by My Own Death
digital painting
by Derek Nicol


He was supposed to make a covenant with God but he couldn’t do it—Abraham was asleep. So God himself, breaking the sacrifices in two, manifested in the form of a smoking fire pot and a flaming torch passed through the pieces for the world to know this truth: A contract has been made between man and God to provide a new land. If I the contract is broken, let what is done to this sacrifice be done to us.

Genesis 15:18

On that day the Lord made a covenant with Abram, saying, “To your offspring I give this land, from the river of Egypt to the great river, the river Euphrates,


ESV; Genesis Commentaries by Walton, Waltke, Ross, Greidanus; Boice; Genesis Study Guide & Abraham and the Torch by Tim Keller; Kingdom Through Covenant by Gentry and Wellum; Doubt vs. Incredulity: Calvin on Genesis 15:1-21 by Aaron Delinger

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