After these things the word of the LORD came unto Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram: I amthy shield, and thy exceeding great reward (Genesis 15:1).
Today's Morsel: When we look into scripture, we see that often times those that were called by God were sometimes fearful to obey what God was asking them to do. God, our Creator, knows this and so constantly throughout scripture He offers unto us His reassurance that He is there with us. Maybe Abraham questioned God as to what kind of protection he would have and what his reward would be if he did what God was asking him to do. This is nothing new. As humans, there is something inside all of us that sometimes causes us to fear the unknown and we also want to know what we’ll get for doing what others ask us to do. You know, the proverbial "What’s in it for me?" God was asking Abraham to leave his comfort zone, to leave his own country. How do you feel when you need to step out of your comfort zone? There is something about the unknown that grips us. Wanting to give Abraham reassurance, God said unto him, “I am thy shield, and thy exceeding great reward.” In other words, God was saying, "Don’t worry Abraham; I’m with you and I’ll protect you and bless you."
Since we are the seed of Abraham, those same promises are for you and me today. If you have been thinking about doing a work for the Lord this year, don’t fear. God is with you. He’s right beside you every step of the way. Don’t worry what kind of reward you’ll receive, just to be in His presence and look upon His face will be worth it all.