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Commentaries for Genesis Chapter 15

God encourages Abram.

God assured Abram of safety and happiness; that he should for ever be safe...
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The Divine promise, Abraham is justified by faith.

Though we must never complain of God, yet we have leave to complain to him; and to state all our grievances...
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God promises Canaan to Abraham for an inheritance.

Assurance was given to Abram of the land of Canaan for an inheritance...
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The promise confirmed in a vision.

A deep sleep fell upon Abram; with this sleep a horror of great darkness fell upon him: a sudden change...
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The promise confirmed by a sign.

The smoking furnace and the burning lamp, probably represented the Israelites' severe trials and joyful deliverance, with their gracious supports in the mean time...
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