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04
March
2011

King David - Shield

Shield 

What or whom did David consider to be his shield, even before he was King? As a Shepperd he also counted on God 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

In King David's opinion and experience in his life: God is a shield to him but also to others. He counted on that too, and spoke, prayed about it.

4 He will cover you with his feathers,
and under his wings you will find refuge;
his faithfulness will be your  s h i e l d  and rampart.
Psalm 91:4

9 All you  I s r a e l i t e s, trust in the LORD
he is their help and  s h i e l d.
10 House of Aaron, trust in the LORD
he is their help and s h i e l d.
11 You who fear him, trust in the LORD
he is their help and  s h i e l d.
Psalm 115:9-11

29 You, LORD, are my lamp;
the LORD turns my darkness into light.
30 With your help I can advance against a troop[a];
with my God I can scale a wall.

31 “As for God, his way is perfect:
The LORD's word is flawless;
he  s h i e l d s  all who take refuge in him.
2 Samuel 22:29-31

His shield as a tool in battle, was not the source of his strength in any way. Biblical scripture is very clear on this. Also on his devotion to God the Almighty Father, the most high God, whose commandments he obeyed in every way. As mentioned before. So from where the other version of King Davids shield in our modern time? Also referred to as Salomon's seal? Maybe Salomon's seal, for it was because of his wives he was not devoted to God Almighty. He allowed himself to be seduced by evil when he turned to the occult practices of his wives, 1 Kings 11. Which caused the rupture of the Kingdom of Israel into two Kingdoms. Although its written in the book of Proverbs chapter 2:7:

7 He holds success in store for the upright,
he is a shield to those whose emwalk is blameless,

Which one would actually be preferable? The LORD's word is flawless; And he also led his men, King David's Heroes, into battle and again defeated them as God Almighty himself as shield, or just a symbol, star of obscure occult origins, still in use by occultists with everything that comes with that? 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

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