God’s Covenant of Circumcision with Abraham
17: 1-27

We have reached another crisis in the life of our patriarch Abraham and are to witness again the unparalleled grace of El Shaddai in His dealings with the father of all who believe. The whole chapter is full of grace. It was grace that prompted, planned and provided these blessings for Abraham. It was grace that condescended to Abraham’s weaknesses, limitations and faults. It was grace that persisted with Abraham in spite of every check and drawback, and it was grace that perfected everything concerning him. ADONAI is still the God of all grace (First Peter 5:10), and it is the believer’s joy to experience redemption through His blood, and the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace that He lavished on us with all wisdom and understanding (Ephesians 1:7-8).278