“Theword of the LORD came unto Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield, and thy exceeding great reward.”
Abram was in a strange country.
He had been there for a while with his family and now he was moving again. The Bible says that, “he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance,” He had no idea of the adventures that lay ahead of him. God, in Genesis 15, is making a promise to Abram and He uses a phrase that should be an encouragement to all believers today. He told Abram, “Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield.” God became Abram’s shield. The smaller shield is called a “buckler.” It was also known as a “protector”.
We may fear the things that life throws at us. Adventures can be exciting, but we don’t discover that until we have lived the adventure. We can, however, take great encouragement in this fact. That between us and our enemy Satan, and all that he can throw at usis a “buckler” a “protector.” God is our shield. David tells us in Psalm 18, “The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.” Nothing can come to us in this life but first it comes through the hand of our loving Heavenly Father. He is our “shield.” Psalm 90:14 Post uses a beautiful image to convey this idea to us. “He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.” The child? image is of mother hen covering her chicks with her wings. We may substitute our name for the second person pronouns. “He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust.”
With that kind of a protector, why should we fear what danger may come our way?
Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield, and thy exceeding great reward.”
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