Your Shield

Morning Thought: “My shield is gripped by God, rescuer of the righteous heart” (Psalm 7:10, my translation). God is your guardian, your protection and your defense. In Psalm 5:12, David chooses to describe God’s protection as a large rectangular shield that covers the whole person (tsinah). But in Psalm 7:10, he uses another word for shield (magen). This is a smaller shield. Here God is pictured as a swift warrior, gripping a shield and running into the heat of battle to rescue those with the right heart. A right heart towards God is like a magnet that draws his rescuing power. Today, recognise that God is your rescuer, the one who runs into battle on your behalf. And also, keep a right heart toward God.

Published by: ggerhauser

I was born and raised in Long Island, New York. In 1999 I migrated to Australia, married my beautiful wife, Anna, and we planted a church and Bible School. We are now the proud parents of four children ranging in age from six to twenty. We are still pastoring the same beautiful church, Church on the Park, in the the heart of Brisbane, Australia ( We also continue to teach our awesome students at Holy Fire Ministry Training School ( I love to write and encourage God's people. And something that many people don't know, I'm a DJ as well (aka DJ SOL Vibes).

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