Just like in Genesis, God works today through a broken family, but the promised redeeming King has come, and we have an eternal community to look forward to.
In the context of Isaac as God’s child of promise, we see three ways through which God demonstrates His love:
Through His orchestration of the past.
Through His clear direction of the present.
Through the future hope of His plan.
Our obedience (or disobedience) shows what we think about the authority and leadership of God. Therefore:
Our obedience reflects God’s faithfulness.
Our obedience reflects God’s provision.
Our obedience reflects God’s love.
We look at the covenant God made with Abram and see that the Great Commission is Jesus bringing clarity and fullness to a promise made over 1,000 years before.
The mission of God is produced by God’s love, promised by God’s love, and propagated by God’s love.
What does it look like for you today to be a blessing to all the families of the earth?
We see that God's rescue plan for Noah is an established rescue, a remembered rescue, and a singular rescue.
The love that God showed Noah is the same love He shows us today. While the flood’s victory over the results of sin was only temporary, Jesus accomplished an eternal victory over the very nature of sin and death.