Today In The Word Daily Devotional

Today In The Word Daily Devotional 6th July 2022

Today In The Word Daily Devotional 6th July 2022

Today In The Word Daily Devotional 6th July 2022

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Today In The Word Daily Devotional 6 July 2022 Written BY Dr. Russell L. Meek (Moody Theological Seminary)

 

TOPIC: WISDOM’S SHIELD

SCRIPTURE:  Proverbs 2:1–9

KEY VERSE: He holds success in store for the upright, he is a shield to those whose walk is blameless. PROVERBS 2:7

MESSAGE

My rambunctious, sometimes out-of-control sons love to wrestle and battle each other with pretty much anything that could remotely resemble a weapon. They’ve also recently learned how to deflect their brothers’ blows by crafting shields from cardboard boxes with strings attached to slide their arms through. While these cardboard shields may be effective enough for the battle raging in my living room, they are nothing compared to the impenetrable shield in today’s passage.

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In Proverbs 2, the search for wisdom is compared to looking for valuable things like “silver” and “hidden treasure” (v. 4) When we receive this wisdom from the Lord, it gives us success and protection. Indeed, the Lord “is a shield to those whose walk is blameless” (v. 7). Shields are valuable defensive instruments— they offer protection from an attack, creating a barrier between you and the attacker.

When a child is playing, they don’t really need a shield. They are not in real danger of being hurt, but the ancient audience of Proverbs would have recognized the importance of a defensive weapon in actual hand-to-hand combat. They would surely hear echoes of the promises God made both to Abraham—“I am your shield” (Gen. 15:1)—and the wilderness generation just before they entered the Promised Land—“He [the Lord] is your shield and helper and your glorious sword” (Deut. 33:29). God was their shield, their divine protector. He had gone before them into dangerous situations. He had protected them from their enemies.

Today In The Word Daily Devotional 6th July 2022

As with the ancient Israelites, and with us today, God is a shield to those who seek Him and fear Him. Whatever may come our way—and Jesus promises that we will experience both sorrow and difficulty—we can trust that God will be our shield.

>> Think about how God has protected you as you’ve served Him. Thank Him today for His promise of protection and for the ways He has shielded you from harm.

Pray with Us

“Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil” (Ps. 23:4). Thank You for protecting us spiritually and physically, from dangers known and unknown.

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Dr. Russell Meek teaches Old Testament and hermeneutics at Moody Theological Seminary. He is a columnist for Fathom magazine and writes widely for lay and academic audiences about all things Old Testament and its relationship to the Christian life. Russell, his wife, and their three sons live in north Idaho, where you’ll find them gardening, cooking, and exploring the wild.

Today In The Word Daily Devotional 6th July 2022

JESUS IS COMING SOON!!!

ARE YOU BORN AGAIN? IF NO, ACCEPT JESUS NOW

Accept Jesus Christ today and secure a life of eternal rest and Glory …

Say this 1 Minute Prayer

Lord Jesus, I believe you died for my sins, Forgive me of all my iniquities. I accept you as my Lord and Saviour from today and forevermore. Come and Be the Lord of my lif and I am willing to obey your command and live according to your will as you help me, Thank you for accepting me into your fold. AMEN

JOHN 3: 3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God

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