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The Perfect Shield

10 Apr

Psalm 18:30
As for God, his way is perfect; the word of the LORD is flawless.  He is a shield for all who take refuge in him.

Many people talk about the shield of faith.  Unfortunately there are few who actually pick it up and use it.  It requires more than just a mental assent to the Word of God.  It requires a walk with the God of the Word.

We must first realize that His Word is flawless.  There is no trickery or deceit in Him.  He says what He means and means what He says.  I must hold God’s Word above the word of any other.

But it doesn’t stop there, even though most Christians think that is enough to lay hold of the shield.  There’s more.

If His Word is flawless, and if I believe that Word, then I will walk the way that Word teaches without hesitation.  I will believe that God’s way is perfect and live accordingly.  It is simple logic.  If I don’t do what the book says, then I don’t trust the book completely.

It is the first half of this verse that is the foundation for the second half.  If I believe God’s Word and walk in His way then am I protected by His shield.

Spend some time with the God of the Word today.  Prayerfully meditate upon what He says.  Let the mind of the Lord renew your mind.  Let His desire change the way you live your life.  Then you can expect His shield to protect your path.

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Posted by on April 10, 2012 in Daily Thoughts

 

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