God made two covenants with Abraham. The first is what we call the Abrahamic Covenant and the second is the Covenant of Circumcision. Many people seemed confused about the relationship and meaning of these two covenants. Today we begin a series on “Understanding the Two Covenants God made with Abraham”
Hebrews 6:12 (NKJV)
12 that you do not become sluggish (lazy), but imitate those who through faith and patience inherit the promises.
For the fourth time, God appears to Abram. And the occasion for the visitation is similar to the previous three visits by God to Abram: God’s covenant with Abram. But now, God is ready to bring Abram the full revelation of His covenant. Including a sign, that Abram will carry in his body to show that God has made this promise to him and his family.