Exceeding Great Reward


When God tells Abram, that he is his reward, he says, “I am thy exceeding great reward” (Genesis 15:1). The words that are used to describe God as a reward are exceeding and great. Psalm 86:10 avers that God is a great God, the only Great God, who does wondrous things. Now, here we learn that God is not merely great, he is exceedingly great.

Merriam-Webster’s dictionary defines the word ‘exceeding’ as one which is ‘exceptional in amount, quality or degree.’ and the word ‘great’ as one ‘remarkable in magnitude, degree and effectiveness’. God is not only exceptional but remarkably great as the reward.

Points to ponder:
What is the kind of reward you seek? We often strive to get the greatest reward, we can possibly get, for our achievements, but even more greater than the greatest reward, that we can get for ourselves, is God himself … who is exceedingly greater than the greatest. Seek God first by rejecting what the world has to offer so that God himself can be your exceeding great reward. Let God be our exceeding great reward.

Genesis 15:1 (KJV)
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.

Psalm 86:9-10 (KJV)
All nations whom thou hast made shall come and worship before thee, O Lord; and shall glorify thy name.
10 For thou art great, and doest wondrous things: thou art God alone.

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