Genesis 15:1-6 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.  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?  And Abram said, Behold, to me thou hast given no seed: and, lo, one born in my house is mine heir.  And, behold, the word of the Lord came unto him, saying, This shall not be thine heir; but he that shall come forth out of thine own bowels shall be thine heir.  And he brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now toward heaven, and tell the stars, if thou be able to number them: and he said unto him, So shall thy seed be.  And he believed in the Lord; and he counted it to him for righteousness.
In true Biblical worship, as we seek the Lord, something wonderful will happen. We worship by walking hand-in-hand with God the Father daily in confession, repentance, sacrifice, obedience, and thanksgiving. We saw in the first few studies that true worship happens... (1) when we deal with sin correctly, (2) when we bring the acceptable offering to the Lord, and (3) when we respond with complete obedience to the Lord no matter how great the personal cost. We also learned that true worship comes forth from a heart of gratefulness and thanksgiving.
Here is the new dynamic about worship. When we walk in belief (faith), the Father takes the initiative and comes to meet with us. After the battle with the kings, the Lord appears to Abraham in a vision. He reveals Himself as Abraham’s Shield and Reward, (Protector and Provider). In that place of worship Abraham reminded God about His promise for a son. Abraham tried to help God by bringing his servant Eliezer before the Lord as the heir and seed of promise. In this time of worship God gave Abraham a visual picture of the stars and renewed His promise of a son from his bowels. Two great results happened in this act of worship.
1. Abraham believed God at His Word.
2. God counted that belief as righteousness on Abraham.
Charles Morris. Founder and Senior Pastor of RSIM USA.