….his truth shall be thy shield and buckler. Psalms 91:4 King James Version
Do you see Truth as a Shield? The Word of God says it is. You have to really take some time and think about the depth of that statement, His Truth IS your SHIELD and BUCKLER. Although our topic is on the shield, lets talk about the buckler. A buckler is the smaller shield you have seen warriors carry that is attached to the forearm. So yesterday we found out that the shield is a ganan which is a large shield that cover the entire body and today we see the buckler is a smaller shield. There is a lot of ‘shielding’ going on. The Father wants to shield you from danger, the curse and all other ills out here that people without a covenant deal with. In John 17 (you can take the time to read it yourself) Jesus prayed an awesome prayer to God our Father. In it He talked about how He had kept the disciples and protected them. What was the shield Jesus used to do this? The Father’s Name.
Holy Father, protect them by the power of Your Name, The Name you gave me, so that they may be one as we are one. 12 While I was with them, I protected them and kept them safe by that Name You gave me. John 17:11-12 New International Version
He said that he kept them by that Name that the Father gave HIm. You don’t get more truthful than love. God is Love so even Love is Truth and Truth is a shield. So then and now Truth was always and is always a Person.
And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth. John 1:14 King James Version
So we see here Jesus Who is said to be FULL of GRACE and TRUTH. If you look up the word and that is between grace and truth you would see it’s in the singular tense. That means grace and truth are one. When you touch grace, you touch truth. So His Truth (Jesus) is our shield and buckler. And since GRACE and TRUTH are One that makes GRACE a shield and a buckler. And if you think about it grace really is. The Word says by grace we are saved through faith. So God’s grace is shielding us from the destruction we were heading for. God’s Grace in the form of Jesus is what made us righteous. That grace shields us permanently from the wrath of God, destruction, hell, the curse and all other ungodly types of situations. So now you have another reason to be thankful for God’s grace. Now you know that GRACE and TRUTH are synonymous and grace is a shield as truth is a shield.
All the ‘blessed’ to you!!! Shalom!