The Covenant of Circumcision

Day 22 of Reading the Bible in 365 Days

Genesis 17 –

God made Abram now known as Abraham by God.  God made Abraham promise to get every male in his household circumcised and then he promised the birth of Isaac to his wife Sarah which was formerly known as Sarai but God changed her name, too. (Hallie’s words)

Abraham was 99 when he got circumcised.  Ishmael was 13.  Every male in his household, including those born in his household or bought from a foreigner, was circumcised with him.  All in the same day.

God made a covenant with Abraham.  “This is my covenant with you and your descendants after you, the covenant you are to keep: Every male among you shall be circumcised.”  God promised to greatly increase Abraham’s numbers and he would be the father of many nations.

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