After this, the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision:
“Do not be afraid, Abram.
I am your shield,
your very great reward.”
In the preceding chapter we read how Abram found himself overpowering four kings. Chapter 15 starts where God puts Abram’s anxieties to rest, by telling him not to fear. Scholars assert this consolation on God’s part refers back to the possible retaliation the four kings might exert on Abram. Through making such a statement God is 1) telling Abram not to fear for He will take care of him and 2) God knows Abram so well that He even knows his fears.
This is great reminder to us today that God knows us very well. He even knows our fears, but He’s calling us to surrender our fears to Him who is our shield and great reward (Joshua).
Thoughts for the day
- What do you fear currently and are you willing to surrender your fear/s to God?
- What do you feel God is telling you through this passage?
- How can you apply this message in an area of your life that needs transformation?
- Is there anyone you think should hear or will benefit from this message? Go and tell them.
Bring to mind some of the qualities of God that you know to be true, then spend time giving thanks to God for who He is.