Genesis 17 | Abraham & Circumcision
September 25, 2022
Abram is 99 years old, without a son, and it has been years since the Lord spoke to him. But God Almighty shows up to reaffirm his Covenant–renaming Abraham: father of a multitude, i.e. the one through whom God’s plan of salvation would extend to the world. But in reaffirming his Covenant he also calls Abraham to a new Covenant Sign – Circumcision: to mark the very instrument of procreation. Abraham his being asked to trust God, to entrust his very body and life to God, to walk before God in every way.