When God tells Abram that he himself is his protector (shield) and provider (exceeding great reward), one would expect, to see Abram respond with gratitude, but the Bible records that instead of praise, Abram has a question for God. He question was “Lord God, what wilt thou give me?” and expressed his recognition of God’s awareness that he was childless. Abram was unsatisfied because he lacked the seed (a child) for his legacy to continue. All the things that he would get and amass would be futile when it could not be passed on. We would later see that God promises to Abram, the Seed, speaking of Christ Jesus (Galatians 3:16) through whom Abram’s name shall be made great and nations blessed. However, here let us focus on the question that Abram asked, which is what I believe, each one of us should ask … especially those who have not received Jesus, the Seed.
Points to ponder:
Let us be like Abram, unsatisfied, until we have received Jesus Christ, the Seed of the woman (Genesis 3:15), the Seed of Abram (Genesis 15:4-5), the promised Seed (Galatians 3:16). All the possessions and pleasures of the world amount to nothing, if we do not have Christ Jesus, the Seed, germinate in our lives, taking root in it and making us fruitful, so that nations can be blessed through us. If you have not received Jesus Christ, may your question be, “Lord God, what wilt thou give me?”
Genesis 15:2 (KJV)
2 And Abram said, Lord God, what wilt thou give me, seeing I go childless, and the steward of my house is this Eliezer of Damascus?