Sun, Shield, Grace, Glory

Saturday, November 14, 2009 Bryan Hudson 0 Comments

Psalm 84:11, For the LORD God is a sun and shield;The LORD will give grace and glory; No good thing will He withhold From those who walk uprightly.

Sun, shield, grace, glory. Beautiful words that represent powerful realities!

The Psalm 84 focuses on David's desire to worship God in His Temple. Verse ten states, "One day in the courtyards of your Temple is better than a thousand days anywhere else."

Since we tend to become what we behold, it is not surprising that dwelling in God's presence inspired the selection of words such as "sun, shield, grace, and glory" to describe God and His benefits.

If we only behold the sad news and conditions of our world, we might dwell on words such as "death, trouble, misery, and lack." Walking with God doesn't isolate us from the conditions of our neighbors (everyone), but fills us with grace and faith to positively impact them.

The "good things" that God gives us are related to His plan and our willingness to serve His purposes in our generation.