Wednesday, January 22, 2020

I am thy shield, Genesis 15:1

January 22  I am thy shield,       Genesis 15:1

Genesis 15:1  After these things the word of the LORD 
came unto Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram: 
I am thy shieldand thy exceeding great reward.

They that believe are blessed with believing Abraham;  the promise God made to him,  He will fulfil to us.  We are surrounded by foes;   fiery darts fly in every direction;   but Jehovah, in Jesus, interposeth Himself as our shield.

Our safety and protection is from our relation to Him;    we should soon be overcome if He did not preserve and defend.    How safe and how happy we feel, when we realise that our God is our defence, and the most high God our protector?

If foes alarm, or dangers affright, yet remember, “The name of the Lord is a strong tower,” you may run into that and be safe.

Faith is the arm;   Jehovah is the shield;   with Satan, sin, and the world,   we are in conflict: but we are preserved as in a garrison by the power of God,   through believing unto salvation.

My brother, look to Jesus through this day as thy shield, and expect safety and protection alone from Him; He is present to protect thee, and answer thy prayers. He will thus preserve thy going out and coming in, from this time forth, and even for evermore. He will give thee the shield of His salvation, and His gentleness will make thee great.

His righteousness to faith reveal’d
Wrought out for guilty worms,
Affords a hiding-place and shield,
From enemies and storms.
James Smith

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