Monday, September 7, 2009

34) Abraham looked forward to the heavenly City of God

Hebrews 11:10 For he was looking forward to the city that has foundations, whose designer and builder is God.

In speaking of Abraham’s faith the writer of Hebrews states that Abraham was looking forward to the City of God. This meant Abraham was looking forward in faith to a heavenly fulfillment of the land promise of the Old Testament. Verse 16 of Hebrews makes it clear that a heavenly City of God was the object of faith for Abraham and his descendants rather than the physical land of Canaan. The gift of eternal life to the recipients of the new covenant fulfills the land promise made in the covenant made with Abraham.

Focus on Christ #34


jazzycat said...

If you let the New Testament interpret the old, then your end time theology won't get left behind......

mark pierson said...

I like that one! :)