[Read Genesis Chapter 13]
Abram and his nephew Lot go their separate ways in Chapter 13. These two families were increasing in number and flocks and could dwell together no longer. Abram lets his nephew choose the land he wishes to dwell. Lot chooses the land that seemed most profitable to him, the land close to Sodom. Abram takes the land of Canaan.
After Lot parts company, the Lord tells Abram to walk the length and breadth of his land. He then gives him a promise:
“All the land that you see I will give to you and your offspring forever. I will make your offspring like the dust of the earth, so that if anyone could count the dust, then your offspring could be counted.”
Remember that at this point, Abram still is childless. He must take this promise by faith believing that the Lord will one day give him an offspring that might inherit this land here after.
On the face of this promise, it seems like a simple promise of realestate. Galatians 3:16 tells us that God intended much more from this promise.
“The promises were spoken to Abraham and to his seed. Scripture does not say “and to seeds,” meaning many people, but “and to your seed,” meaning one person, who is Christ.”
The offspring mentioned in Genesis 13 have a two-fold fulfillment; one to Isaac the future son of Abraham, and two the singular Offspring from Abraham’s line, Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ is the offspring who inherited not only a parcel of land in Israel, but the whole world. And those who are in Christ (the meek mentioned in Matthew 5:5) will inherit the earth.
2 Corinthians 1:20 “For no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ. And so through him the “Amen” is spoken by us to the glory of God.”