DAILY DEVOTION, Sept. 8, 2021
Now to Abraham and his Seed were the promises made. He does not say, “And to seeds,” as of many, but as of one, “And to your Seed,” who is Christ (Galatians 3: 16).
Many people think of the Jewish people when they think of the seed of Abraham. Paul makes the point that the “Seed” of Abraham is one person, Jesus. Jesus is the One faithful Jew. He is the only Jew who kept the Law of God perfectly, without sin. He alone is worthy to receive the promises made to Abraham. But wait, later on, in Chapter 3, Paul arrives at this conclusion: “And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise” (Galatians 3:29).
Who receives the promises made to Abraham? All Jews and Gentiles who believe in Jesus. God’s plan to redeem humanity is all wrapped up in one person, Jesus. All who belong to Jesus are the heirs of Abraham. God is no longer favoring the Jewish nation as such. He is favoring those who belong to Jesus, whether Jew or Gentile.
If you belong to Jesus, you are an heir to all of all God’s promises. God has not forsaken His ancient people, Israel. He invites them as well as us to trust His Son. All who trust Jesus are “the Israel of God.” What a glorious thing it is to be a Christian, one who belongs to Christ! What a grand inheritance is waiting for us!
Father, Your plan of salvation amazes me! As I trust in Your Son, I become an heir of all Your promises. There are no words sufficient to express my gratitude! I pray I will abide in true faith until I leave this life and enter into a glorious new world beyond my imagination. In Jesus’ name, Amen.