When God changed Abram’s name to Abraham and Sarai’s name to Sarah He gave them each a part of His own name, the ah in Yahweh. God changed their names as one of the signs of His covenant with them.
Very simply put, God’s covenant was one of blessing on the lives of Abraham and Sarah and their descendants. And we, their spiritual descendants, are recipients of that same blessing. “Therefore it is of faith that it might be according to grace, so that the promise might be sure to all the seed, not only to those who are of the law, but also to those who are of the faith of Abraham, who is the father of us all…” (Romans 4:16).
My sistah Ruth is such a treasure to me. As a Bible teacher herself, she is a gracious supporter of my teaching and speaking. A couple of weeks ago, I concluded a teaching series that I wrote, entitled Spirit~Filled & Spirit~Led. My Sistah Ruth was there every week right up front nodding, taking notes and encouraging me. This month she is leading a Bible study through the book of Romans. And I am there. Taking notes. Nodding. Listening. Loving the Word she brings. What a wonderful example she is to me! My covenant sistah Ruth.