Passage: Genesis 15:1-21

The promises of God to Abram (and subsequently Israel) come about in this passage.
They seem an impossible couple of promises: to have children as numerous as the stars in the sky, at their age, and to possess such great land, but Abram shows faith and follows God’s commands, and as we continue on through the bible, we will see them fulfilled.

It is a strange passage, and difficult to understand, especially the animal sacrifice bits…