How do I live when there’s a gap between the promise of God and its fulfillment? How do we respond when our experience doesn’t sync up with God’s promises? The big idea in Genesis 15-16 is this: When you’re living in the gap between the promise of God and it’s fulfillment, don’t take a short-cut that creates long-term problems, just keep trusting your Father and His promises. In these two chapters Abram and Sarai live in that gap. Through them we see how God reassures our faith in the gap, gives us a sign (a covenant) to confirm He will keep His promises, and a warning about taking matters into our own hands.
Scripture: Genesis 15-16