For the Lord God is brighter than the brilliance of a sunrise! Wrapping himself around me like a shield, he is so generous with his gifts of grace and glory. Those who walk along his paths with integrity will never lack one thing they need, for he provides it all! Psalm 84:11 The Passion Translation
Can you imagine having a shield brighter than the sunrise wrapped around you like a shield. Let that sink into your spirit for a moment. Nobody can look directly at the sun, it would blind them. Imagine Satan trying to find you but He can’t see you because you’re hidden in the brilliance of the Lord of Lights.
Glory be to the Lord my Shield. He protects me and keeps me from harm or calamity and nothing can hurt me. That my friend is a trust that is only built in the secret place of the Most High God.
Generous with His gifts of grace and glory. WOW! The word grace, means a manifestation of favor or goodwill. His glory means something that is a source of honor, fame, or admiration; a distinguished ornament or an object of pride. I get a picture of a Father introducing his child to all his friends, “Ya’ll, this is my daughter, Sandy Gregory! Let me show you what she built for me last week, and wait till you see what I bought for her!”
Then that last part of the passage; Those who walk along His paths with integrity will never lack one thing they need, for He provides it all! Who provides it all? The One who loves me, shields me, generously lavishes me with favor and goodwill, and is proud of me.
I would be amiss if I didn’t give the word integrity the same breakdown. Dictionary.com says it like this; adherence to moral and ethical principles; soundness of moral character; honesty. the state of being whole, entire, or undiminished. The last part is how I must see myself, because in Christ I am whole, entire and undiminished. The old me has passed away and behold all things are made new.
It’s how God sees me and how I must see me as well. I’m His and He showers me with His generosity just as we would our own children. Deserved or not, we love them, shield them and lavish gifts on them. We proudly introduce them as our own and shield and protect them from danger or evil schemes. How much more our heavenly Father.
Remember That Today,