Scripture for Today: Proverbs 30:5 “Every word of God is flawless; He is a shield to those who take refuge in Him.”
Fashion statements show up in some of the unlikeliest places! A seamstress friend in France is selling these face masks in a variety of materials. Of course they do not give the same protection as the medical surgical masks. But in an area of the world where the COVID virus is gaining momentum, they provide the wearer with at least a sense of security. This little piece of whimsical material may not be any kind of guarantee. But the one wearing it can hope to be a little more shielded.
Today’s verse describes the Lord as our shield. He can be counted on and so can His Words! Everything God has said and everything He has promised is true and worthy of our trust. And taking refuge in Him is the best way to be shielded from whatever life can throw at us. He provides His protection to those who run to Him for it. There is confidence with this shield of divine control. Nothing, no matter how small or how big can get through this barrier.
Nothing else can give me this kind of refuge. I cannot count on the words of limited scientific discoveries. I cannot count on the words of the media. I cannot count on the words of the government. But I can trust God’s Word. I run to God to shield me from evil, from spiritual attack or the attack of an unseen virus. His shield will not allow anything to touch me without His permission and without His using it as part of His plan. What comfort in this thought, that I am shielded by the love and control of my Creator!
Shield me today, Lord.