THURSDAY, MAY 10
Scripture: Genesis 28:15
Genesis 28:15 says, “Behold, I am with you and will keep you wherever you go, and will bring you back to this land; for I will not leave you until I have done what I have spoken to you.” Usually when we look at these five promises we look at them out of verse 20, because these are five promises that describe the issue of the tithe. There are five covenantal promises that every single one of us possess when we choose to tithe to God. There are the five covenantal promises of the tithe. They are guaranteed to every believer when we choose to tithe. “Behold I am with you” is the first in this verse. “And I will keep you wherever you go” is the second. The fifth is “I will bring you back to your father’s house in peace and will fulfill your destiny.” Part of being chosen is that we are grafted to the Abrahamic Covenant and there is, therefore, something that God looks for from us. He simply wants us to participate in the covenant of the tithe. It is His responsibility to tell us where to give, what to give and when. He never intended tithing to be a formula. He always intended it to be relational. And He speaks to Jacob about that as this unfolds in the divine dream. This is the dream that Jacob has about this covenant. The real question begins to unfold is, how does Jacob respond to this. Jacob connects by a covenantal vow.