For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord gives grace and glory; No good thing does He withhold from those who walk uprightly.
There are five promises packed into this one simple little verse.
Let’s jump right into them.
God is Your Sun
Few things are more relaxing and peaceful than a warm, sunny day. Sitting in the sunlight seems to warm you all over. When God is your sun, you never walk in darkness. The scary shadows of the night disappear in the light of the morning sun. Things are always clearer in the sunlight. With God is your sun, you never walk in darkness, are warmed by his presence, and have clarity for the road before you.
God is Your Shield
I’m not sure how big God’s shield is, but I’m sure it must be enormous! What could possibly harm you when you have God’s shield surrounding you? Fear disappears when you know that God is shielding you on every side.
God Gives His Grace
Grace is God’s unmerited favor. Grace is getting what you don’t deserve. God’s grace is His favor flowing over you. Because of the grace found in Christ, you have forgiveness of sin and entrance into God’s presence without fear or shame.
God Gives His Glory
You can experience His glory and the presence of God because of His grace. The glory of God is synonymous with the presence of God. You can experience his glorious presence now and for all eternity in heaven.
God’s Give His Blessings
Finally, as you walk in His grace and glory, you can be assured that He is bringing good things into your life. In fact, He won’t hold back one blessing as you walk in fellowship with Him.
There you have it, five promises packed into this one simple verse.
Since God is our sun and our shield, you need never walk in fear. If you are struggling with fear today, maybe this would be a great verse to memorize. God is your sun and shield. He gives you grace and glory. All for your benefit.
Let’s review today’s promise one more time.
For the Lord God is a sun and shield; The Lord gives grace and glory; No good thing does He withhold from those who walk uprightly.– Psalm 84:11
Confess this with me:
Father, thank you for being my sun and shield.
Thank you for your warmth, light, and direction.
Thank you for your protection throughout the day.
Today you are pouring over me your grace and glory.
Keep me close to you and every blessing you have for me.