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.