“After these things the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision, saying, “Do
not be afraid, Abram. I am your shield, your exceedingly great reward.”
(Genesis 15:1, NKJV)
God’s promise to Abram, later renamed Abraham, was a direct result of Abrams’
faith and faithfulness to God. Abram learned to trust God even when He did not
understand what God was doing or why. As a result, God promised Abram that He
Himself would be Abrams shield or protection and his reward.
As children of Abraham by faith, God has made us the same promise. As we walk
or live our lives by faith and are faithful to God, He has made each one of us the
same promise. If we will live our lives by faith, we too can expect God to be our
protection and reward.
1. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to hear God tell you personally, He is your
protection and your reward.
2. Rewards are given as a prize for some act of bravery or a demonstration of
3. God has promised if we are courageous enough to trust and depend on Him
when we cannot see our way or understand what He allows, He will be our
protection and our reward.
Maintain your faithfulness to God even in the most trying of times. Know that
while you are walking by faith God is protecting you. At the end of your faith
walk you will have earned the prize of His reward. God Himself will be YOUR
PROTECTION AND YOUR REWARD!