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MY SHIELD

Psalm 5:12 “For it is You who blesses the righteous man, O Lord, You surround him with favor as with a shield.”

 HE SURROUNDS ME

Every shield I have ever seen only covers one side of you.  But this verse says the Lord surrounds us.  Wow! That is incredible.  I would love to have that around me each day. Wait!  I do!  I just have to realize it and live a righteous life.

The Psalmist says the Lord blesses the righteous man.  Thanks be to God that my righteousness does not depend on me. It all comes through Him, through the blood of His Son, Jesus.  His righteousness is given to us, even though we don’t deserve it. So, His shield DOES surround me.

TEACHING MOMENT

Grab a cardboard box and act out this verse with your kids.  Kids love cardboard boxes, don’t they?  Help them make a shield that fits this verse.  Let them decorate it however they want.  But get them to explain why they decorated it the way they did.  Maybe even give them some hints about righteousness.

Make sure that box surrounds them. Now, talk about how the Lord surrounds them.  When are wrapped in His righteousness nothing can touch us.  We are protected by His blood.  The devil cannot touch us unless He goes through His blood.  (Does that make him a saved devil, lol?)

What are you facing today that requires some shielding? Remember, you have the Lord carrying the shield.  He is right there.  He can protect you.  Don’t try this on your own.  There is no need to.

 Thank You, Lord, for enveloping me with Your shield of righteousness. I am so thankful that it is Your righteousness, not mine.  I rest in You.

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