ok girls .. this is LONG .... but if you are looking for a biblical view on inheritance, grace and meanings that go deeper than numbers and animal sacrifices, then here it is.
The very next chapter in Abram's story we find the most incredible promise. In Genesis 15 begins with ‘after these things’.
‘These things” were:
Abram rescued his family from destruction
Abram responded as a tither
Abram refused to let other people take the glory for his blessing – he wanted all the glory to go to God
15 After these things, the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram, I am your Shield, your abundant compensation, and your reward shall be exceedingly great.
If you memorise no other scripture these 40 days then please just remember this one! This is God’s promise to you.
2 And Abram said, Lord God, what can You give me, since I am going on [from this world] childless and he who shall be the owner and heir of my house is this [steward] Eliezer of Damascus?
3 And Abram continued, Look, You have given me no child; and [a servant] born in my house is my heir.
4 And behold, the word of the Lord came to him, saying, This man shall not be your heir, but he who shall come from your own body shall be your heir.
5 And He brought him outside [his tent into the starlight] and said, Look now toward the heavens and count the stars—if you are able to number them. Then He said to him, So shall your descendants be.
This is the stunning promise for Abram, that even though he yet did not have an heir for his inheritance, he would. And this is how he responded..
6 And he [Abram] believed in (trusted in, relied on, remained steadfast to) the Lord, and He counted it to him as righteousness (right standing with God).