Today is Monday, September 9th, 2013; Karen's Korner #2646
This is something that I read in my Bible this a.m. It is meant specifically for a couple of people who I know are facing some personal trials today........and for those I have no idea who have needs:
"Afterwards God spoke to Abram (who later became Abraham)
in a vision,
and this is what He told him:
'Don't be fearful, Abram,
for I will defend you.
And I will give you great blessings."
~ Genesis 15:1
Bible Commentary: "God told Abram not to be afraid. Why would Abram be afraid? Perhaps he feared revenge from the kings he had just defeated (plus Abram hadn't always don't everything right....). God then gave Abram two good reasons for courage: 1) he promised to defend Abram and be at his side during difficulties, and 2) he promised to give Abram 'great blessings'. When you fear what lies ahead, remember God won't desert you in the difficult times and has promised you great blessings."
Commentary a few verses later says (in part), Abram had been demonstrating "his faith through his actions, but it was his faith, not actions that made Abram right with God.......A right relationship is based on faith---the confidence that God is who he says he is and does what he says he will do. Our right actions follow naturally as a by-product."