“God’s word to Abram in Genesis 15:1 is His word to us as well. Let us praise and thank our covenant Lord who comfort us with His word of promise – of covenant care and fulfillment. Surrounded by God’s enemies and ours, we can count on His unfailing protection and preservation. Suffering as pilgrims and aliens in a fallen world, we can count on Him to fulfill His promise of a new heaven and new earth. As we continue in the life of faith and discipleship, He pledges to reward us greatly and exceedingly.” – Pastor Glem Melo
GOD DELIVERS US FROM FEAR THROUGH HIS WORD OF COVENANT CARE AND FULFILLMENT
A Sunday Message from Genesis 15:1
By Pastor Glem Melo
In Genesis 14, we read how Abram and his 300 trained men defeated the “joined forces” of 4 foreign kings and their armies (verses 1-16). Then the king of Sodom came to meet him (17). He enjoyed the kindness and friendship of Melchizedek, King of Salem (18-20), but he had to refuse the offer of the king of Sodom (21-24). Surrounded by hostile, pagan kingdoms and nations, Abram struggled with fear. To deliver him from emotional turmoil and debilitation, God comforted him with His word of promise – of covenant care and fulfillment.
After these things the word of the LORD came to Abram in a vision: “Fear not, Abram, I am your shield; your reward shall be very great.” (Genesis 15:1)
Living in a fallen world, we struggle…
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