You can’t have real joy in life without loving relationship, and you can’t have a loving relationship unless you’re willing to be imposed upon. Here we see God’s incredible love, and the demand it places on us.


Genesis 17:1-14

Word Biblical Commentary Vol. 2, Genesis 16-50, Gordon Wenham

Genesis: Tyndale Old Testament CommentariesDerek Kidner

Known by God: A Biblical Theology of Personal Identity, Brian Rosner