... Jerusalem ... 22 Just as the new earth and the new heavens will endure by my power, so your descendants and your name will endure ... Isaiah 66 (GNT), 18 ... Jerusalem will be rebuilt, and its PALACE restored. Jeremiah 30:18 (GNT)

26
June
2012

David's Shield: nót the 'star of david'! - David's Shield

David's Shield
What or whom did David consider to be his shield, even before he was King? As a Shepard David already counted on the God of Israel to shield him.

3 But you, LORD, are  a  s h i e l d  around me,
my glory, the One who lifts my head high.
Psalm 3:3-4

7 The LORD is my strength and my  s h i e l d;
my heart trusts in him, and he helps me.
My heart leaps for joy,
and with my song I praise him.
Psalm 27:7

36 You make your saving help my s h i e l d;
your help has made me great.
2 Samuel 22:36

David's shield as a tool in battle, was not the source of his strength in any way. Biblical scripture is very clear on this. And it's written in the book of Proverbs chapter 2:7 (NIV):

7 He holds success in store for the upright,
he is a  s h i e l d  to those whose walk is blameless,

Which one would actually be preferable? The LORD's word is flawless;David also led his men - King David's Heroes - into battle and again defeated even giants while heaving God Almighty himself as his shield. Or did he have just a symbol to use through darkness to be successful. The choice in King David's words:

10 Better is one day in your courts
than a thousand elsewhere;
I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God
than dwell in the tents of the wicked.
11 For the LORD God is a sun and  s h i e l d;
the LORD bestows favor and honor;
Psalm 84:10-11

David himself was very clear on his devotion to God the Almighty Father, the most high God, whose commandments he obeyed in every way, 1 Kings 15:5,

5 For David had done what was right in the eyes of the LORD and had not failed to keep any of the LORD's commands all the days of his life—except in the case of Uriah the Hittite.

So, David was not an occultist that he would use an occult symbol such as a hexagram for anything, certainly not as his shield nor as a symbol of his God, the Almighty Father whom he did consider as said before to be his shield and source of strength at all times.

Author: © Mrs A. vd Laan-LeitoPosted in: King David