Abrams Reward – 015

Like the stars...YHWH .. said, “Look now toward the sky, and count the stars, if you are able to count them.” He said to Abram, “So will your seed be.”  Gen 15:4

In Genesis 15 YHWH enters into a formal blood covenant with Abram. This covenant is known today as the Abrahamic Covenant and is of such pivotal importance that it is referenced throughout Scripture. In fact, even now it is at the center of tensions in the Middle East reported on in the news daily.

Who knew this Midrash on the Abrahamic Covenant would bring us to the perceived controversy between Paul and James and Grace vs Works? It does ..and it settles the question!

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Seventy World Rulers – 012

seventy-rulers-b“We speak wisdom, however, among those who are mature; yet a wisdom not of this world, nor of the rulers of this world, who are coming to nothing. But we speak God’s wisdom in a mystery, the wisdom that has been hidden, which God foreordained before the ages for our glory, which none of the rulers of this world has known. For had they known it, they wouldn’t have crucified the Lord of glory.”      1 Corinthians 2:6-8

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