God is both a shield and a very great reward. Notice that He did not say He would give Abram a very great reward, rather He is the great reward. The people of God have the most wonderful blessing, the great reward of the God of all creation participating in their lives.
What more could we want? What greater reward could there be than experiencing a love relationship with the Lord God who is the creator of the Heavens and the Earth? We are rich indeed when we recognize that we have received the greatest reward in all eternity. The Lord God is our reward! His Spirit dwells with us. He is our shield. We do not need to be afraid for He is all we need.
Father, thank you for your presence in our lives.
In You we have the greatest reward man can ever receive –
Your gentle and loving Spirit within us.
Let us find joy and peace as followers of Christ, knowing that He is our great reward. In Him we experience gracious love, true forgiveness and eternal life. Oh what a great reward we have in Jesus!