Our Reward

Genesis 15:1

After these things the word of the Lord came unto Abram in a vision, saying, “Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield, and thy exceeding great reward.” (KJV)

Abram had returned from a great victory and rescued his brother Lot from captivity. God was with him and made him successful in battle. Following this event God speaks to him in a vision saying, “Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield, and thy exceeding great reward.”

Uppermost in Abram’s mind was the thought that he didn’t have an heir. One day he would die and he had no son to whom he could pass on his inheritance.

God saw his plight and promised him an heir. He promised to make Abraham the father of many nations and to give his descendants their own land as an inheritance.

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God is concerned about our concerns. He is interested in our future. He desires to be our God. He wants us to be his people, for He is our “exceeding great reward.”

 “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11 NIV

Prayer – Father in Heaven, you are our reward. All good gifts come from you. Abraham believed you and it was counted to him as righteousness. May we do the same. Amen.

 

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