An Idea Borrowed

Years ago on a radio program someone shared that they read a chapter in Proverbs every day. Since there are 31 chapters and the longest month has 31 days it allows you to read through Proverbs on a regular basis. I use it as the launch pad for my personal worship time and branch out from there. On this blog I will try to share some of the insights I have in the Word. I will try to organize them in the archive by reference.

Thursday, September 2, 2021

Shields Up

(Pro 2:7 KJV)  He layeth up sound wisdom for the righteous: he is a buckler to them that walk uprightly.

A recurring theme in this chapter is the way in which God looks out for the righteous.  We see words like “guard”, “preserve” and “deliver”.  In this verse the chosen concept is “buckler” (shield NASB) (4043).  When modern people think of shields they think of Star Trek.  In ancient times it was a different image but the same idea.  Ancient shields came in many sizes and shapes.  The buckler of the KJV was a small shield with a center grip.  It could be moved around and was not as big a burden as a full shield.  

The point being made here was not an argument for specific weapon styles but the reminder that our greatest defense was in Providence, the hand of God.  It is easy to forget this.  When we keep being barraged with a deluge of fear over a virus that God knew was coming, it is easy to say I need the medical profession to protect me and forget the agency of your guardian angel and immune system.  If you are one who follows the expansion of government power it is easy to think that it will be overcome by a bunch of AR’s.  

So?  First notice that the requirement for God’s protection is to walk in righteousness.  Then relax and let Him be God. 

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