Abraham is one of the most revered characters in history, yet he had many flaws. He was just a human like you or me. He was full of doubt and fear. He made many bad decisions. Still, God honored him. The book of Hebrews explains why… Because of his faith.
If you know the story of Abraham, you might be inclined to think that he had the advantage over us in the faith department, that it would be easy to have faith if we could hear or clearly see visiting angels. In reality, we have the advantage over Abraham, in that we have God’s Word and we have the presence of the Holy Spirit in our lives.
So, when God promised Abraham that He would be his shield and his exceedingly great reward, think how much more that promise means to us as children of God.
Don’t be like Abraham and ask how God can deliver such great reward given the circumstances. After all, this verse does not read, “I am your shield. I will give you great reward. It reads, “I am your shield, your exceedingly great reward.” God is our reward. God is The Shield that protects us throughout our life. God is our Reward now and forever. Fear Not.