We rest on this unbreakable covenant. In this covenant of grace, we meet a giving God and stand before Him as Abram did, as receiving parents. That is symbolic of our whole spiritual lives, both private and public. With regard to the salvation promised to us in the covenant, we are receiving sinners approaching a giving God. What have we contributed to our own salvation? Absolutely nothing; it is all of grace. Thank God for His covenant, and for the burning lamp that passed through the pieces of the animals, which confirmed that covenant to Abram and to all who are in Christ, Abram’s seed and heirs according to the promise (Gal. 3:29).
Beeke, Joel. Parenting by God’s Promise. Orlando, FL: Reformation Trust, 2011.