SCRIPTURES: Genesis 15:1 After these things the word of the LORD came unto Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram: I AM THY SHIELD [MAGEN], and thy exceeding great reward. 2 Samuel 22:3 The God of my rock; in him will I trust: he is my SHIELD [MAGEN], and the horn of my salvation, my high tower, and my refuge, my saviour; thou savest me from violence. 2 Samuel 22:31 As for God, his way is perfect; the word of the LORD is tried: he is a BUCKLER [MAGEN] to all them that trust in him.
THOUGHT: A SHIELD is a defensive weapon for protection, but it may also be used in close combat as a weapon of offence. Living in these last days it is very likely that you have been or will be assaulted with physical, emotional, spiritual or psychological violence. It may be unprovoked and/or a response to your stand for righteousness as a Christian. THE LORD IS YOUR SHIELD [JEHOVAH MAGEN], to protect you from the impact and effects of these attacks. Whether the attack be at long range or at close quarters, I invite you to look to the LORD as your SHIELD [JEHOVAH MAGEN]. Call upon Him and trust Him to protect you in times of attack. “For the LORD is our DEFENSE [MAGEN]; and the Holy One of Israel is our king” – Psalm 89:18. “The LORD is my strength and my SHIELD [JEHOVAH MAGEN]; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him” – Psalm 28:7.
PRAYER: Dear LORD and Heavenly Father, JEHOVAH MAGEN – MY LORD AND MY SHIELD: As I devote my life to You, I trust You in every situation to protect me, my family and my concerns. You are JEHOVAH MAGEN – MY LORD AND MY SHIELD. Thank You for SHIELDING me from things of which I may not even be aware. I receive Your love and protection, In Jesus’ Name, AMEN.
Psalm 33:20 Our soul waiteth for the LORD: he is our help and our shield.
Psalm 84:9 Behold, O God our shield, and look upon the face of thine anointed.
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 them that walk uprightly.
Psalm 3:3 But thou, O LORD, art a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of mine head.