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Thursday, February 21 ~ [Jehovah] promised to give [the land] to [Abraham] as a possession and after him to his offspring, though as yet he had no child.​—Acts 7:5.

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Thursday, February 21

[Jehovah] promised to give [the land] to [Abraham] as a possession and after him to his offspring, though as yet he had no child.—Acts 7:5.


It was not until 430 years after Abraham had crossed the Euphrates that his descendants were organized into a nation that would take possession of the land. (Ex. 12:40-42; Gal. 3:17) Abraham was willing to wait, because his patience was based on his faith in Jehovah. (Heb. 11:8-12) Abraham was happy to wait, even though he did not see the complete fulfillment of the promise in his day. But just imagine Abraham’s joy when he is resurrected back to a paradise earth. He will be surprised to see how much of the Bible was used to record his personal story and that of his descendants. Just imagine how thrilled he will be to understand for the first time his vital role in the outworking of Jehovah’s purpose with regard to the promised offspring! No doubt, he will feel that the long wait was worth it. w17.08 5-6 ¶10-11

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Abraham was willing to wait because he was sure that Jehovah would keep his promises. He had faith in Jehovah. Do we have a waiting attitude just like Abraham? This text reminding me of relying on Jehovah matter what trials may come my way and having faith that his promises WILL come true. 

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