Genesis 15 Bible Commentary - Covenant with Abram
Summary of Genesis 15. God told Abram in a vision to fear not. Abram said he was childless. God told him he would have a heir. God told him that his seed would be as numerous as the stars. Abram believed God. God asked for a sacrifice which Abram then offered. Then Abram went into a deep sleep. God then told him that his seed would be in bondage for four hundred years, but God would judge them. After four generations, his seed will return. Later that day, God made a covenant with Abram saying that he has given his seed the promised land. See below for Biblical advice and commentary concerning Genesis 15.
Genesis 15 Scriptures
1 After these things the word of the LORD came unto Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield, and thy exceeding great reward.
Genesis 15 Biblical Advice and Commentary
Abram Called By God
Gen 15:1: Abram Feared Not Because God Promised to be His Shield and Great Reward. When we encounter God, it can be quite fearful because he is full of all righteousness, truth, and love. An encounter with God is both fearful and full of promise. This was the case with God speaking to Abram in a vision . Key Bible Verse: Genesis 15:1 tells us of God telling Abram to fear not as He is Abram’s shield and great reward.
Abram Drives the Birds Away From the Sacrifice
Gen 15:12: Sometimes Sleeping Difficulties Come When God is About to Do a Great Things Sometimes sleeping difficulties may be a sign that God is about to tell you something important. If it is God, it is then a time for us to listen and yield to God so that we will not miss what God is going to tell us. See Scripture Commentary: Genesis 15:12 tells us about Abraham going into a deep sleep just before God spoke to him.