Scripture: Genesis 15:1
“Do not be afraid, Abram. I am your shield, your very great reward.”
What causes us fear? The threat of danger, certainly. And failure. We fear for our safety, and we fear that our efforts, what we've been working toward, will ultimately end up being wasted.
God tells Abram not to be afraid. Why should Abram not to be afraid? Because God is his "shield" and his "very great reward." God is his protection and all he needs for his effort.
In the same way, God is our shield, protecting us in every way He sees fit, and the only thing we ever need. With God protecting us and blessing us with the reward of Himself both now and forever, what danger can threaten us? What failure will mean anything in the light of our spending eternity with God?
Do not be afraid, for God is your shield and your very great reward.
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