Monday, April 22, 2013


God is a Shield


1. A broad piece of defensive armor; a buckler; used in war for the protection of the body. The shields of the ancients were of different shapes and sizes, triangular, square, oval, &c. made of lether or wood covered with lether, and borne on the left arm. This species of armor was a good defence angainst arrows , darts, spears, &c. but would not protect against bullets.
2. Defense; shelter; protection; or the person that defends or protects; as a chief, the ornament and the shield of the nation.

What does the Bible say?

Proverbs 30:5  Every word of God is tested; He is a shield to those who take refuge in Him.
Psalm 18:2 The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
Psalm 28:7  The LORD is my strength and my shield; in him my heart trusts, and I am helped; my heart exults, and with my song I give thanks to him.
Psalm 3:3  But You, O LORD, are a shield about me, My glory, and the One who lifts my head.
2Samuel 22:3 My God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold and my refuge; My savior, You save me from violence.


One thing is certain, if I choose to take refuge in the Lord, He will shield me from harm. As someone who lives alone I rely very heavily on this attribute of God. I not only feel safe, I am safe. There is no need for me to fear!  Gen. 15  Fear not, Abram; I am thy shield and thy exceeding great reward.

 "Just as I am"  performed by Fernando Ortega


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I too liver alone. I find your post very comforting and the song at the end I know from many years ago.