Genesis 15: 1: Our greatest blessing.

“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!” NIV

It seems to me that when people give up things to and for God, He very regularly gives those same things back to them, and often in multiplied ways. It also seems to me that this is in keeping with the general tone of Biblical teaching on generosity. We have seen something of how this worked out in the life of Abram. Only yesterday we saw how he refused an opportunity to gain even more wealth – probably because he discerned the possibility of defilement in the means (Genesis 14:22,23). The next thing God said to him included in it these words: ‘’I am…your very great reward.’’

 It’s important to remember that God Himself is our greatest blessing. He is our true treasure. He, the Giver, is more – so much more – than any of the wonderful gifts He bestows upon us. They can easily become idols if we love them inordinately.

To know God is simply the best of all blessings. On Good Friday, we remember that Jesus made this possible, at infinite cost to Himself.

PRAYER: Thank you Lord, for saving my soul; thank you Lord, for making me whole; thank you Lord, for giving to me, your great salvation so rich and free.