“Yahweh my God, I seek refuge in You; save me from all my pursuers and rescue me or they will tear me like a lion, ripping me apart with no one to rescue me. Let the evil of the wicked come to an end, but establish the righteous. The One who examines the thoughts and emotions is a righteous God. My shield is with God, Who saves the upright in heart. I will thank the Lord for His righteousness; I will sing about the name of Yahweh the Most High.”
Psalms 7:1-2, 9-10, 17
Psalm 7 is called a “Shiggaion”. Its one of only 2 found in the entire Bible (the other one is Haggai 1). Here, David has been falsely accused of being slaunderous by Cush, the Benjaminite. David, as usual seeks to find his refuse in God. He asks God to save him from these pursuers tear him to pieces (literally).
He asks God to allow the evil to fail and the righteous to be established. He remembers that the One capable of examining our thoughts and emotions is God and he asks Him to make sure his are pure.
His next statement is amazing: he says, My shield is with God, Who saves the upright in heart.” David literally see himself as being hidden in God. God, Himself is David’s sheild-in modern terms, his bullit proof vest, proecting his vital body parts, only his includes his head! HE LITERALLY TRUSTS GOD TO PROTECT HIM!
He finishes his song with, “I will thank the Lord for His righteousness; I will sing about the name of Yahweh the Most High.”
David had a special relationship with God. He had seen God move on his behalf many times before and his expectations of God were very high. He expected God to protect him, to deliver him and to bring him through any difficulty he might face.
What or Who is your shield? Mine is Jesus Christ, Whose blood covers all my sins and protects me from satan’s schemes.
Think about it
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