What a beautiful promise and statement from this verse of scripture. Psalm 5:12 CSB For you, LORD, bless the righteous one; you surround him with favor like a shield.
If we dissect and expound this verse of scripture for the believer today. We can understand these truths from it.
For You, Lord God Jehovah, The Holy One, You bless the one in right-standing with You. (The only way to be in right standing with God Almighty is to believe and accept what the Son has done for us through His death, burial, and resurrection from the dead.) Then we stand righteous before the Father, through Jesus Christ, the Son. He surrounds us with abundant favor. Favor that we did not earn, it is unmerited! Yet, it is freely given to us by and through His grace. So much so, it covers us like a large shield.
My friends, there are different types and sizes of shields listed in the Bible. 5 to be exact, (oh hallelujah! That’s the number of grace!) There are 4 in the Hebrew, (Old Testament) and 1 in the Greek, (New Testament).
This particular shield is one of size. It is referred to, as a somewhat rectangular door-sized shield. Because it is so large, in some cases, it was carried by another. We see this in the case of Goliath, 1 Samuel 17:7 (CSB Bible) 7 His spear shaft was like a weaver’s beam, and the iron point of his spear weighed fifteen pounds. In addition, a shield-bearer was walking in front of him.
Also, in verse 41…1 Samuel 17:41 (CSB Bible)
41 The Philistine came closer and closer to David, with the shield-bearer in front of him.
Of course, we all know how this story ended. David standing up for his God, the God of Israel – defeated Goliath! It’s amazing to know that Goliath had a shield-bearer to cover his body. However, he was a little over 9 feet tall and it might have taken another person to help carry a shield that high. As a result, this obviously left his face exposed. Which just happens to be the place that David hit with his stone, in the forehead of the giant.
My friends, our God has no problem covering us with His shield! His covering is so tall and encompassing that it totally surrounds us. So no matter what angle or from what direction the devil and his minions come at us. His divine favor can shield us, protect us, and can keep us safe.
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