” Do not be afraid, Abram, I am your shield; your reward will be very great! ” Genesis 15:1
On his return after defeating Chedorlaomer and kings, the word of Yahweh was spoken to Abram in a vision : ” Do not be afraid, Abram, I am your shield; your reward will be very great! ”
At that stage of time, Abram was still childless. He began to worry about what will remain of his life : his family, his children and years of work. At that precise moment, Abraham proved his faith by believing in promises which were seemingly unattainable. His covenant with God was the beginning of a reciprocal friendship. Abraham trusted on the word of Yahweh. Because of this Yahweh held him to be a just man. Not because he was a very good man but because Abraham had placed all his hope and concerns in Yahweh’s hand : ” Do not be afraid “.
Abraham encountered God in a personal way to enter into a life of faithfulness. Therefore in beginning his work of salvation in human history, God wants at least one man to share his secret and to know the depth of his designs : Abraham believed Yahweh.
God made a Covenant with Abraham according to the customs of that time. The heir God promised would not be born ” according to the flesh ” that is by human means but the son of miracle. The freedom of God who prefers to fulfill his promises at the very time when they appear most impossible to achieve.
Faith doesn’t make sense that’s why it makes miracles.