“Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield, and thy exceeding great reward. And Abram said, Lord God, what wilt Thou give me, seeing I go childless?” (Genesis 15:1-2).
It was Sam’s first night in youth group and was he ever nervous! He came from a terrible life at home and was sure that no one such as himself would have any business being in a “church youth group.” But Marcus, his friend, was persistent, and so Sam came. Earlier that week Sam’s drunken dad had told him, “Go ahead and go to that church. You will never amount to anything anyhow.” Sam’s spirit was crushed, and he thought to himself, “What do I have to lose? Dad’s right. I will never amount to anything.” Almost trembling, Sam listened intently to the youth pastor speaking about God being the Lord. “Adonai is one of His names. It is spelled L-o-r-d. Abram spoke to the Lord by using this name. It means that He is the Master, the Owner of all, and we are His servants. He is over all, and He cares deeply about us. He wants to be our Savior.” Sam had never heard anything like it, but it captured his heart that very night, his first night. It wouldn’t be long before Sam would ask to speak with the youth pastor. More about this tomorrow.
For today: Aren’t you glad that our great Lord is the Adonai?