Devotion for Thursday in the Third Week in Lent

But it is not as though the word of God has failed. For not all who are descended from Israel belong to Israel, and not all are children of Abraham because they are his offspring, but “Through Isaac shall your offspring be named.” This means that it is not the children of the flesh who are the children of God, but the children of the promise are counted as offspring.

~ Romans 9:6-8

God chose Israel as His people, but no one is part of His people by mere biology. God’s people are those who accept Jesus Christ, descendant of Abraham by promise, as Lord and Savior. Abraham was far too old to have a child naturally, but God enabled him to father Isaac when Abraham was almost a century old—something that could happen only by divine intervention.

Almighty God, Father of all who call on the name of Jesus, thank You that You orchestrated many miracles over thousands of years so I could be Your child. Help me to live in a manner befitting the child of the King. In the name of Jesus Christ, my Lord and Savior, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Ghost, now and forever. Amen.

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