My Rock, Fortress, and Shield

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David uses the symbols of a rock, fortress, and shield to describe God in Psalm 144 as He remembers past victories over enemies that have been subdued by the Lord. He describes God as strong, solid, and immovable yet someone who is interested in us; loving, and intimate who thinks about us and cares for us.

David reminds us that life is short like a breath or shadow of one day therefore we should use our time wisely by doing things that have purpose and are meaningful. We should rely on God who has power to provide deliverance from enemies who are deceitful.

David sings to God with joy because of the victories given now and into the future. He looks for a future generation that is ready to handle the challenges so blessings of peace and prosperity will sweep the land.

This day,  we pray for the future by hoping in You Lord who can prosper an economy, provide security, and help us live in a just society. We also lift up today a special prayer for the soldiers and families at Fort Hood who were affected by yesterday’s shooting.

About Mark Shields

Mark volunteers as a member of the media ministry team at his church. A few years ago, he started an on-line Bible study guide called “This Day with God Devotional”. He uses this as a tool in his journey through the Bible. We live in a very busy world with busy schedules so this tool has helped him continue with daily Bible reading and study. Each of the studies are designed to help apply our faith in the work place, at school, or at home. Join him on this journey or check in every so often to read his thoughts.
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2 Responses to My Rock, Fortress, and Shield

  1. Professions for PEACE says:

    Thank you for another inspiring post Mark, and yes, my prayers are with them.
    Gina

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