God Of Our Fathers
Have you ever wondered what God was trying to teach us by including genealogies in the Bible? One of the things He wanted us to know is that He had a plan from the very beginning. He wanted us to be able to trace it backwards and forwards. He wanted us to be able to see that the God Of Our Fathers had been leading His people somewhere from the very beginning. When we wonder about our future He wanted us to be able to look back and see that He had left evidence of His faithfulness behind.
Genealogies were important because the Hebrews understood that God’s redemption was a family thing. They believed it was through the physical bloodline of their ancestors, but God had a bigger picture in mind. It was through the spiritual bloodline of faith that God’s plan unfolds. The God Of Our Fathers becomes our Father God when we come to faith in His Son Jesus Christ and are adopted into the family!
“Go, assemble the elders of Israel and say to them, ‘The Lord, the God of your fathers—the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob—appeared to me and said: I have watched over you and have seen what has been done to you in Egypt. And I have promised to bring you up out of your misery in Egypt into the land of the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites—a land flowing with milk and honey.’”
Genesis 32:28, 2 Chron 34:3, Matthew 1:1-17, Luke 3:23-38, Genesis 33:20, Genesis 12:2-3, Genesis 17:4-7, Galatians 3, Jeremiah 32:38-41, Acts 24:14-15, Daniel 2:23
Have you taken The God Of Our Fathers, Elohey Avoteynu in Hebrew, and made Him your Father God by completely surrendering to Jesus Christ and being adopted into the family of faith?
Repent of wondering how you would know if God would be there for you in the future instead of looking at the faithfulness of Elohey Avoteynu in the past.
Pray and ask Elohey Avoteynu to show you His plan for intimacy with you throughout His Word.
Listen and think about the promises Elohey Avoteynu made to the nation of Israel when they became His people and what those promises mean for you.
Meditate on how you can be a living example to others that Elohey Avoteynu is still in the business of welcoming people into the family. Who can you lead into the family by your faith, story, or love in action?