Do Not Be Afraid (Part 1) by Beth Henry
Do Not Be Afraid (Part 1)
by Beth Henry
This verse is part of what’s known as the Abrahamic Covenant. This covenant begins in Genesis 11:26, ending in Genesis 17:27. According to, Michael Lawrence, Senior Pastor at Hinson Baptist Church, “The Abrahamic Covenant is really the beginnings of the formal revelation of the covenant of grace. It is God's decision to reach into humanity and, for Himself, specifically save people.” (Lawrence)
I believe at one time or another we’ve all wished to be saved. Saved from an illness, a toxic relationship, or maybe from ourselves. Unfortunately, our “knight in shining armor” never seems to appear. Of course, the world offers numerous resources for this predicament. We have therapist, psychologist, numerous doctors, or maybe just confiding in a friend. In the end, however, being saved by earthly means is but temporary.
We are called, by Christ, to lay our troubles at the foot of the cross. For it is only through the crucifixion and resurrection of our Lord and Savior that we are blessed with His mercy and eternal salvation.
“After this, the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision: ‘Do not be afraid, Abram. I am your shield, your very great reward.’” (New International Version, Genesis 15:1).
When I feel as if I am drowning, please allow me to remember that “We are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Amen. (New International Version, Romans 8:31, 37-49)
“Genesis 15:1, Bible Gateway, HarperCollins Christian Publishing,
Lawrence, Michael. What is the Abrahamic Covenant? What do You Want to Know about
Christianity? 2021, www.christianity.com