“And the Lord said, “Shall I hide from Abraham what I am doing”
~ GENESIS 18:17 (NKJV).
In our Bible reading today, we are looking at the book of Genesis 18:17, and the following verses from 17 to 33.
These verses depict the true essence of having a relationship with God our creator, hence illustrating that a relationship gives birth to a two – way communication.
1. God reveals his secret to covenant children (Genesis 18:17).
2. It is not just enough to know God, He must as well acknowledge His knowledge of you (Genesis 18:19).
3. Obedience is key to the actualization of God’s promises (Genesis 18:19).
4. The knowledge of God and His acknowledgment of His knowledge of you, gives you the privilege of intercession (Genesis 18:22 -32).
Relationship gives access, but every relationship has underlying rules guiding it, for the purpose of protecting its integrity.
Having a relationship with God is a two way authentication process – God in you, and you in God. This two way authentication process ensures the validity of our relationship with our maker. However, when you say “I know God”, that is not enough to validate the process, because the question of “Does God know me?” Must also be answered.
Moreover, for a relationship to be established, there must be underlying rules or guidelines that ensure the protection or preservation of the integrity of such relationships. For instance, there are guidelines for marriage or married couples, hence many marriages are having problems today because those guidelines have been violated. This is also true with God, because our obedience to his instructions guarantees the preservation of our relationship with Him.
God’s promises are true, but there are conditions. Inorder for God’s promises to be actualized in our lives, we must fulfill the conditions attached.
“For I have known him, in order that he may command his children and his household after him, that they keep the way of the Lord, to do righteousness and justice, that the Lord may bring to Abraham what He has spoken to him” ~ GENESIS 18:19 (NKJV).
Obedience is a key factor in our relationship with God. It defines the validation outcome – Valid or invalid. When we are in obedience to God, the authentication requirements for unlocking the vault that houses God’s promises is met, hence we have unhindered access to God’s resources, provided that the integrity of the link is sustained.
Lastly, the power of intercession is tied to relationship. Relationship with God facilitates intercession, which guarantees a reply. When you fulfill the authentication requirement (God in you and you in God), you are continually hosted into His presence with privileges as a Son and not a slave. It is easier for a Son to ask the father and receive, than for a slave.
The power of relationship in our walk with God can never be over emphasized, because the entirety of our journey lies therein.
God bless you and do have a lovely day.
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