May 21, 2020

Brown metal shield hanging on a white wall - Photo by Paweł Czerwiński on Unsplash

Psalm 119:114 (NASB)
You are my hiding place and my shield; I wait for Your word.


In the Old Testament, a “shield” was a defensive weapon. It was not designed to attack the enemy. It could not prevent the enemy from inflicting blows. However, the shield could prevent those blows from penetrating.

King David saw God’s Word as his hiding place and shield. In God’s Word, David found refuge in times of trouble. It was where he could retreat until his enemies had lost the power to harm him.

During an all-out attack, soldiers would gather and place their shields together, forming one big shield. They would wait until the enemy’s arsenal of arrows were depleted. This tactic would turn certain defeat into a glorious victory.

Let’s put our shields of faith together and hide under the authority and protection of God’s Word and wait until our change comes!