After everything settled, the war on the continent between the kings, Abram had a visitation. The Almighty spoke to Abram in a vision, “Abram, don’t be afraid! I will protect you and reward you greatly.”
But Abram answered, “Eternal Father, All-Powerful, you have given me everything I could ask for, except children. When I depart this realm, Eliezer of Damascus will inherit all you have given me. You have not given me any children, and this servant, a wonderful trusted servant of mine will inherit everything.”
The Almighty replied, “No, he won’t! You will have a son of your own, and everything you have will be his.”
Then the Almighty took Abram outside and said, “Look at the sky and see if you can count the stars. That’s how many descendants you will have.”
Abram believed in the Almighty Creator, so the Almighty was pleased with him and accepted him.
What is the major point of this content shared in this portion of Genesis 15? Faith and trust in the Almighty, which was displayed by Abram confirmed promises made to him by the Almighty.
Also, Abram would be sure to have as many descendants as the stars of Heaven. His servant, Eliezer of Damascus would not inherit Abram’s riches.
A note about Damascus; this is not Damascus in Syria today. This is Damascus in West Africa. It is called Damasak, in Nigeria, where Abram and his people lived before going south after the Tower of Babel.
Until next time, be strong and very courageous, and may the Great Creator be with you.
Consul General AKOPPI-BSM
Power be with you!