God establishes His covenant with Abraham with a sign, which is, circumcision. But why is it confined only for males? What about the great feast Abraham has done to the Lord?
The sign of the covenant
(“As for Me, behold, My covenant is with you, and you shall be a father of many Nations. No longer shall your name be called Abram, but your name Shall be Abraham, for I have made you a father of many nations.)(Genesis 17:4-5).
The story of God with man is always a story of love. God is always seeking a Renewable and a continuing love relationship with man.
For this He has chosen prophet Abraham to establish a covenant not only With Him but for all nations. For all the peoples of the world to enjoy the Beautiful Emotions of the Lord. Loving Him as an entity, not a relation aims Only to Saturate our external wishes and desires of the world.
Abram means the honorable father, his name became Abraham a father for Many nations.
(This is my covenant which you shall keep, between Me and you: Every male Child among you shall be circumcised, He who is eight days old among you.)(Genesis17:10’12)
Circumcision is confined only for males not for, disregarding nor, a lack of Interest for females but, because, the woman is holy in the man whom is Holy In God. And this ensures the unity of the family.
Furthermore, circumcision should be by heart not only a sign in a flesh.
The unique feast
(Then the Lord appeared to him by the Terebinth trees of Mamre, as he was Sitting in the tent door in the heat of the day. So, he lifted his eyes and looked, And behold, three men were standing by Him; and when he saw them, he ran From the tent door to meet them.)(Genesis18:1-2)
After so, there was a historical meeting between the Lord and Abraham. A Real spiritual meeting each one is looking for.
Hence, this meeting was between the human spirit presented by Abraham and By the Lord as a father and a friend.
So, when we are sincere in our relation with God we enter in alive love Relationship with Him.
And to meet with Him we should wait for Him in the heat of the noon; the Heat Of the temptation.
Furthermore, we should be enthusiastic in meeting Him and running in our Relations with Him.
(So he took butter and milk and the calf which he had prepared, and set it before them, and he stood by them under the tree as they ate.)(Genesis 18:8)
Abraham was a very generous and welcoming man so he made a unique Feast To his guests.
(And He said, “I will certainly return to you according to the time of life, and Behold, Sarah your wife shall have a son.”)(Genesis18:10)
Hence, when we give God our best, He also gives us even the impossible Wishes.
Isaac is born
(And the Lord visited Sarah as He had said, and the Lord did for Sarah as He Had spoken. For Sarah conceived and bore Abraham a son in his old age, at The Set time of which God had commanded him.)(Genesis21:1-2)
At the time set by God, we receive His wonderful gifts and beautiful rewarding.
Tawfik, S. (2022). Abraham’s accomplished wonderful promise. www.orthodox-beliefs.com
Source is THE HOLY BIBLE NKJV. Arabic New Van Dyck text C. The Bible Society of Egypt. Fifth Edition Third print2019.ISBN 978-1-84364-188-9. Printed in China.
Reference: Genesis Book for Egyptian priest Father Tadros Jakob Malti.