Daily Devotions

My Song In The Night (Genesis)

My Song In The Night (Genesis)
Day 72

Text: Genesis 15: 4-6


Genesis 15:4-6

4 And behold, the word of the LORD came to him, saying, “This one shall not be your heir, but one who will come from your own body shall be your heir.”
5 Then He brought him outside and said, “Look now toward heaven, and count the stars if you are able to number them.” And He said to him, “So shall your descendants be.”
6 And he believed in the LORD, and He accounted it to him for righteousness.


1. “The word of the LORD came to him”

a. This word was God’s reply to Abram’s query.
b. This was an important word that Abram needed to understand full.
i. Eliezer would not be the designated heir.
ii. Though this was possible legally, this was not God’s plan.

2. A thrilling promise

a. God brought Abram outside his tent.
b. He was asked to gaze at the sky.
i. A huge number of stars may be seen on a clear night.
ii. The innumerable number of stars would be Abram’s descendants.

3. Abram’s journey of faith

a. He had seen how God protected him from Pharaoh when he went to Egypt.
b. He had also seen how God blessed him with wealth.
c. God’s hand of protection and deliverance was obvious in his battle against Chedorlaomer and his allies.
d. Abram’s heart was moved to believe in the LORD and His Word.
e. His faith in the LORD was noted. He was declared “righteous” before God!

经文:创世纪 15:4-6


《创世纪 15:4-6》
4 耶和华又有话对他说:“这人必不成为你的后嗣,你本身所生的才成为你的后嗣。”
5 于是领他走到外边,说:“你向天观看,数算众星,能数得过来吗?”又对他说:“你的后裔将要如此。”

6 亚伯兰信耶和华,耶和华就以此为他的义。


1. “耶和华又有话对他说”

a. 这话是上帝回应亚伯兰的疑问
b. 这是亚伯兰需要完全了解的重要话语
i. 以利以谢不是指定的后嗣
ii. 虽然这是合法的,可是这不是上帝的计划

2. 激动人心的应许

a. 上帝领他走到外边
b. 上帝叫他向天观看
i. 在夜晚能看到繁星
ii. 亚伯兰的后裔有如众星一样,数算不得

3. 亚伯兰信心的旅途

a. 他看见了上帝如何在埃及面对法老时保护了他
b. 他也看见了上帝如何使他富足
c. 亚伯兰和基大老玛同盟打仗时,上帝保护之手是很明显的
d. 亚伯兰的心被感动,并信靠上帝和祂的话语
e. 他的信心被肯定。上帝以此为他的义!