“After these things the word of the LORD came to Abram in a vision, saying, ‘Do not be afraid, Abram. I am your shield, your exceedingly great reward.’
But Abram said, ‘Lord GOD (Adonai Yahweh), what will You give me, seeing I go childless, and the heir of my house is Eliezer of Damascus?’ Then Abram said, ‘Look, You have given me no offspring; indeed one born in my house is my heir!’
And behold, the word of the Lord came to him, saying, ‘This one shall not be your heir, but one who will come from your own body shall be your heir.’ Then He brought him outside and said, ‘Look now toward heaven, and count the stars if you are able to number them.’ And He said to him, ‘So shall your descendants be.’
And he believed in the LORD, and He accounted it to him for righteousness” (Genesis 15:1 – 6, NKJV).
A meditation from The Reformation Heritage KJV Study Bible:
“God’s promise of salvation comes to us in our hopeless inability to save ourselves. In our own strength, we are as spiritually barren as Abram and Sarai. But, by the Spirit’s grace, if we trust in the promise of Christ in the gospel, the righteous Judge will declare us righteous in His sight. You have warrant to trust Christ, for the Lord has established His promise in a covenant. It depends not on your worthiness – not even on how strong your faith and deep your repentance is – but on the Lord alone, who shed His own blood to save the church.”
“If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved . . . For ‘whoever calls on the name of the LORD shall be saved’” (Romans 10:9, 13).