THE WORD FOR TODAY
Genesis 13-15 Click to Read the Scripture for Today
1 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.”
We are surrounded by fear everyday…it is being used by politicians to offer empty promises…it is being used by the wealthy “LENDERS” to extort people…fear is being used by corrupt business people to take advantage of any unsuspecting person they can find. The social, political, and spiritual unrest in this country is reaching the highest levels I have seen in my lifetime. Let’s learn a lesson in dealing with fear from Abram.
With all that unrest from the kings in the area Abram had to be filled with doubts and fears…the Lord came to him in a vision saying, “Do not be afraid, Abram. I am your SHIELD, your exceeding great reward.”
God promised Abram (Soon to be changed to Abraham), “…I am your SHIELD…” We know what a shield does. Police officers wear bullet proof vests…it has saved their life on many occasions. Soldiers wear protective gear in battle…it has saved many lives. We need HIS shield of protection to save our life.
In these days of fear and anxiety we must embrace the simple truth: HE is our shield. Perhaps we need to stop calling the words, “In God We Trust” tired and worn and EMBRACE them with every fiber of our being. We need a shield to protect us…it will not come from Washington. We need a shield to surround us…it will not be through our military might. We need a shield to encourage us…it will not be through the “feel good” preachers on the air waves.
Our shield…our protector…our provider…our HOPE is in God. I love the praise song that sings, “My life is in You Lord, my strength is You Lord, My hope is in aYou Lord…in YOU it’s in YOU.” Through every fear…every challenge…every obstacle…we can say, “My SHIELD is from YOU Lord…”
Lord, You are our shield…In Jesus Name...AMEN!!!