After these things the word of Yahweh came to Abram in a vision, saying, “Don’t be afraid, Abram. I am your shield, your exceedingly great reward.” Genesis 15:1
my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation. He is my stronghold, my refuge and my savior– from violent people you save me. 2 Samuel 22:3
As for God, his way is perfect. The word of Yahweh is tested. He is a shield to all those who take refuge in him. 2 Samuel 22:31
You have also given me the shield of your salvation. Your gentleness has made me great. 2 Samuel 22: 36
Yahweh is my rock, my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge; my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower. Psalm 18:2
As for God, his way is perfect. The word of Yahweh is tried. He is a shield to all those who take refuge in him. Psalm 18:30
Beloved, God is our shield and our defender. God told Abraham, I am your shield. King David was running for his life from Saul. In 2 Samuel King David is praising God for deliverance from his enemies. He share his dependency on God. 2 Samuel 22 is almost identical to Psalm 18. Psalm 18 has always been one of my favorite Psalms. This Psalm written by King David as he was delivered from his enemies and from the hand of Saul.
Can you say God’s ways are perfect? Is God your rock and your fortress? Is God your shield and defender?
We rest on Thee, our Shield and our Defender; We go not forth alone against the foe; Strong in Thy strength, safe in Thy keeping tender. We rest on Thee, and in Thy Name we go.
Yea, in Thy Name, O Captain of salvation! In Thy dear Name, all other names above; Jesus our Righteousness, our sure Foundation, Our Prince of glory and our King of love.
We go in faith, our own great weakness feeling, And needing more each day Thy grace to know: Yet from our hearts a song of triumph pealing; We rest on Thee, and in Thy Name we go.
We rest on Thee, our Shield and our Defender: Thine is the battle, Thine shall be the praise When reigning in the Kingdom of Thy splendor; Victors, we rest with Thee, through endless days.
In what ways is God your defender, your rock, your shield? What verse will you memorize about God being a shield?
Father God, thank you for being our shield. God you are my strength, I trust in you. God you are my stronghold, my refuge, my strength. Just as you saved David from his enemies, you save me from my enemies. Father God, in my distress I can call upon you and you hear my prayers. God you give us your righteousness. You deliver us from our enemies even if the enemy is just my thoughts. I can take all my thoughts captive to you and when I stand in the truth your word will be a shield that extinguishes the fiery darts of the enemy.