“I am thy shield”

by Noris C. Davis

Impacting Your Life Positively with God’s Truths

“After these things the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, I am thy shield, and thy reward shall be great.” Genesis 15:1.

God explains to Abram why he should not fear: “I am your shield”, something like: “even if you do not have armies like them, I am your army” or “even if you do not have a crown like them, I am your crown and power”.

The word shield here, comes from a Hebrew term that also translates: defense, protection, weapon. This was God for Abram (and also for us, for he is also our God and he does not change).

Dear Reader. God knows that as humans we will be afraid many times. What God wants is that when fear comes, let us trust Him and not depend on our own strength. Fear paralyzes us and does not allow us to react as we should or make wise choices. We can not let our emotions dominate us. We must remember that our God is greater and more powerful than any situation, pray and keep walking, confident that God has control of any situation.

In the verse 18 “God makes a covenant with Abram, saying, ‘I will give this land to your offspring,’ and we can conclude then that the blessings, rewards, and rewards the Lord sends are not only for us but also for our offspring.

Final reflection: God is our shield, our strength, therefore we must discard the fear, because God is aware of everything, remember that one of His names is “Jehovah of hosts.” Let us continue on the path of His purpose, without fainting, he has promised to bless. Go forward, those who advance are those who reach the goal.

Many blessings to you and your family.