A Sun and Shield


     A soldier is most vulnerable when he is unprotected and cannot see an approaching, armed enemy.  In the great battlefield called life, those who live without God are like soldiers facing a ruthless, armed foe in darkness and without any form of protection.  Is there any more certainty of death and defeat in the battle against the principalities, powers, rulers of the darkness of this age, and spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places?

     How blessed is the man whose strength is in Jehovah, “for the Lord God is a sun and shield.”  He is light to dispel the darkness.  He is a shield to protect from danger.  “The Lord will give grace and glory; no good thing will He withhold from those who walk uprightly” (Psalm 84:11).

     “O Lord of hosts, blessed is the man who trusts in You!” (Psalm 84:12).

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Author: jchowning

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