God always keeps His promises. He told Abraham in the first book of the Old Testament he would have many descendants and the world would be greatly blessed through him. Jesus is a descendant of Abraham. Because of Jesus’ Christians are also descendants of Abraham.
This morning I read about King Balak and Balam and then I read about the birth of John the Baptist. In both stories we are reminded of the promise God gave Abraham and his descendants! Wow!
Who can count Jacob’s [Abraham’s descendant] descendants, as numerous as dust?
Who can count even a fourth of Israel’s people?
Let me die like the righteous;
let my life end like theirs.”
72 He has been merciful to our ancestors by remembering his sacred covenant— 73 the covenant he swore with an oath to our ancestor Abraham.