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The Covenants-Chapter 5c-The Covenant of promise in Christ to Abraham

We now pass from the period of Abraham, and proceed to consider the frequent repetitions to his successors, at various times, during more than eight hundred years, of this same “covenant of promise confirmed before of God in Christ” (Gal 3:7).

To Isaac, his son, and heir, this covenant, about a hundred and fifty years afterwards, was solemnly renewed, and transferred. In the narrative of this transaction by Moses, you are informed that a famine prevailed in Canaan, and that to find sustenance for himself, and his family, Isaac was obliged to leave for a time, the place of his residence. He went therefore “unto Abimelech, the king of the Philistines, unto Gerar. And the Lord appeared unto him and said, Go not down into Egypt;”—whither it seems, he was disposed to direct his steps;—” Dwell in the land which I shall tell thee of. Sojourn in this land, and I will be with thee. For unto thee, and unto thy seed, will I give all these countries. And I will perform my oath which I sware unto Abraham thy father. And I will make thy seed to multiply as the stars of heaven; and will give unto thy seed all these countries. And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed” (Gen 26:1-5). The identity of this covenant with that of Abraham, cannot be questioned, since in the covenant itself, this fact is expressly declared :—” I will perform unto thee my oath which I sware unto Abraham thy father.”

R. B. C. Howell- The Covenants

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