The Abrahamic Covenant is a combination of all the promises given to Abraham by God while he was journeying to Ur of Chaldeans. The twelve tests given to Abraham during the journey provided a photo to believers that this man had saving faith. The last three tests that Abraham endured not only showed the believers who study the bible how much faith Abraham had, but explains God’s love as well. God was pleased to know that Abraham did not allow anything or anyone to distract him from serving Him. Each test that Abraham endured is note worthy for the fact they brought him closer to understanding God’s will for his life. Each test was a stepping stone to understanding what it took for Abraham to acquire working faith. The sacrifice of Issac was the last test given by God to Abraham and from that point no other test is mention in the Bible.
The covenants given up to this point has always included meeting a condition that is between two people. In the Abrahamic Covenant, “God made an offer to Abraham and Abraham had to meet the condition before the righteousness and justice of God could be implemented. God chose Abraham because he saw the maturity of his faith. Considering that Abraham came from a family of idol worshippers, Abraham was convinced that there was a true and living God. God fully revealed Abraham’s place in the covenant and what was expected of him.
The previous covenant that was given to Adam was destroyed through disobedience. A continuation of the plan of God that started with Adam is now given to Noah. Many generations later we have another covenant given to Abraham. This covenant even though it continues from the creation of Adam, places salvation in order for the entire world. This covenant is one that will reflect the history of salvation and includes God’s chosen people. The designed order for generations to come is based on the relationship that is obtained through the life of Abraham. Beginning with Abraham’s life journey from a land of idol worshipping to a land where people could freely praise God, time is used to unfold the specific details required to obtain blessings in the present and in the future for Abraham and his seed. God continually converses with Abraham to help him remain focused and to understand his place in the promise. Abraham had to workout obstacles in his life that Satan formed to cloud his mind against following God’s divine order. Israel would have never been where they are today if it had not been for the obedience in Abraham.
Exodus, the second chapter and the twenty-forth verse says “God heard their groaning and He remembered His covenant with Abraham, with Isaac and with Jacob.” God’s compassion for the relationship that He had with Abraham was remembered when the children of Israel were out in the wilderness. God once more remembered the covenant with Abraham by delivering the children of Israel from Egypt. God loved Israel because they were the...