A Son Promised to Abram

151 After this, the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision: "Do not be afraid, Abram. I am your shield,[1]your very great reward.[2] "

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Genesis 15:1

Commentary on Genesis 15:1

(Read Genesis 15:1)

God assured Abram of safety and happiness; that he should for ever be safe. I am thy shield; or, I am a shield to thee, present with thee, actually caring for thee. The consideration that God himself is, and will be a shield to his people, to secure them from all evils, a shield ready to them, and a shield round about them, should silence all perplexing, tormenting fears.