THURSDAY, JULY 10
Scripture: Genesis 18:19
Genesis 18:19 is the entire foundation of the Abrahamic Covenant and it says, “For I have known him, in order that he may command his children and his household after him, that they keep the way of the Lord, to do righteousness and justice, that the Lord may bring to Abraham what He has spoken to him.” God was very specific with Abraham and told him that because he would command his children and his household after him, to keep the way of the Lord to do righteous and judgment, the covenant promises would be his! If they would obey, the Lord would bring on Abraham everything He had promised. All the covenant promises God gave to Abraham were contingent on two foundational issues. Abraham had to first teach his kids to live according to the righteous standards of Scripture. And second teach them that when they need judgments, they must call them forth and the God of Heaven would manifest. That comprised walking with God covenantally. Live according to His standards and doing His judgments. Doing His judgments meant calling them forth, declaring and decreeing them. For every violator of God’s righteous standards, there was a consequence for the perpetrator. But is that what we teach our children today? Certainly not in school, but that is what God commanded. He said if we were to do that, all His covenant promises would be ours. We can choose to do it individually and we can choose to teach our kids to know right from wrong and to call forth God’s Judicial Hand! When God’s Hand moves judicially, headlines are made!