5. Your Reward Will Be Grand

cf4sviyueaahsycGenesis 15:1 NKJV 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 MSG After all these things, this word of GOD came to Abram in a vision: “Don’t be afraid, Abram. I’m your shield. Your reward will be grand!”

FEAR NOT!  Your reward will be grand!

In Genesis 14:21 after Abram gave a tenth of all the spoil he obtained from pursuing and overtaking the captors of his nephew Lot, and after soundly defeating the King of Sodom and four other ally kingdoms, the King of Sodom approached Abram.  He asked for all the people who had been taken prisoner by the four conquering kings.

Genesis 14:21 NKJV  Now the king of Sodom said to Abram, “Give me the persons, and take the goods for yourself.”

Instead, Abram gives the King of Sodom and the other defeated kings all of their possessions, except for the tenth he gave to God, food his servants ate, and a small portion of the spoil that he gave to Mamre, Eshcol, and Aner.  They were neighboring allies who joined with Abram to rescue Lot.  Abram did not want people to think his wealth came from plunder or any other natural means.  He wanted the world to know that God was His provider and God was the reason for his blessing and prosperity.

I love that God showed up and told Abram, “FEAR NOT, I am your reward”.  Better than any gold or silver, God is our reward.  We never have to fear lack, for God is our provider.  If God asks us to give something away, even great riches, DO NOT FEAR, He is your exceedingly abundant reward and will take care of you.  So, FEAR NOT!

Deuteronomy 8:18 NKJV  “And you shall remember the LORD your God, for it is He who gives you power to get wealth, that He may establish His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is this day.

 Psalm 23:1 BBE  The Lord takes care of me as his sheep; I will not be without any good thing.

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