“It is only by obedience that we understand the teaching of God.” ~Oswald Chambers
Gen 15:17 And it came to pass, when the sun went down and it was dark, that behold, there appeared a smoking oven and a burning torch that passed between those pieces.
Abram obeyed God and had taken the five sacrifices and prepared them.
This obedience became a reassuring teaching from God – teaching involving the future of his descendants. (Gen 15:13-16)
Then a firepot and burning torch went between the pieces.
The pieces were the complete blood sacrifices the Law would prescribe. Those sacrifices would be offered by the priests.
In this text, God, Himself, burns the sacrifice…
…which are a shadow of things to come, but the substance is of Christ. Col 2:17
1 John 3:16 He laid down His life for us.
Heb 7:27 He did once for all when He offered up Himself.
For all the sacrifices that mankind can offer, it is the one offered by Christ, the complete Sacrifice, that satisfies the Father.
No matter what trouble may come, the Father will fulfill His promise to deliver His people.
That promise is yours when you accept God’s sacrifice for you – His own Son!
John 3:16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.