Genesis 17:22–27 (ESV)
Isaac’s Birth Promised
22 When he had finished talking with him, God went up from Abraham. 23 Then Abraham took Ishmael his son and all those born in his house or bought with
his money, every male among the men of Abraham’s house, and he circumcised the flesh of their foreskins that very day, as God had said to him. 24 Abraham was ninety-nine years old when he was circumcised
in the flesh of his foreskin. 25 And Ishmael his son was thirteen years old when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin. 26 That very day Abraham
and his son Ishmael were circumcised. 27 And all the men of his house, those born in the house and those bought with money from a foreigner, were circumcised with him.
In today’s reading, it is time for Abraham to convince all the males to be circumcised. He gets them to line up. If I had a used car lot, I would want Abraham to be a salesman.
I pray: O Lord, help me to listen to your Words and to walk according to your ways. Amen.