Some Thoughts for a Morning Devotion

Yesterday during devotions one of my books said, “I am thy shield and thine exceeding great reward” and it got me thinking about that wonderful promise that God is our shield and I began looking up other verses about the shield. I thought I would share these thoughts and verses with you as they were such a blessing to me and it might be a good thing for one of your morning times.

Webster on shield- “A person or thing that protects or defends”/ defense- shelter

In Gen. 15:1 God said to Abraham “Fear not, Abram, I am your shield, your reward shall be very great.” Abram forgot these a couple of times just as we seem to forget  when it gets tough.

Psalms 3:3 “But thou, O Lord, art a shield ABOUT me, my glory and the lifter of my head.” (I love this reminder that he is a shield  all around us. And then as I enter these droopy to me months of January-February and March, that He can be the lifter of my head, my soul, and my spirits.

Psalm 28:7 “The Lord is my strength and my shield….” This one made me think of God holding a shield to protect us even from his brightness at times if it might be too much for us to take at some time. But more i think of the shield in front of me. It was an interesting thought though to me.

Psalm 119:114 “Thou art my hiding place and my shield”

Isn’t it great to remember on days when we wish we could just hide…. that we do have a hiding place and that is Jesus. We can come out from the hiding place refreshed and ready to face the world.

Eph. 6:16 “above all taking the shield of faith, with which you can quench all the flaming darts of the evil one.” (Those darts of fear and doubt also- knowing that our God is greater)

II Sam. 22:36 “Thou hast given me the shield of Salvation, and they help made me great.”

Psalm 18:30 “…he is a shield for all those who take refuge in Him.”

Psalm 33:20 “Our soul waits for the Lord; he is our help and shield.”

Psalm 114:2 “Blessed be the Lord… my rock, and my fortress, my stronghold and my deliverer, my SHIELD and he in whom I take refuge.”

Proverbs 2:7 (What a promise this is for us to take with us each day as we face a new day.) “He stores up sound wisdom for the upright; he is a SHIELD to those who walk in integrity.”

May the Lord bless you and be your SHIELD as you trust HIM each day.