"But thou, O Lord, art a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of mine head." Psalm 3:3
The Bible tells us that the Lord gives us spiritual weapons among which is the shield of faith. But in this verse it tells us that the Lord Himself is a shield to us. He wraps Himself around us and hides us so that the enemy cannot touch us. He did this for the children of Israel when they came out of Egypt. He was that cloud by day and the pillar of fire by night that "shielded" them from the army of Pharaoh.
The devil could not touch Job because there was a hedge around him. The hedge acted as a shield to keep the enemy from touching Job. Then when the hedge was removed he could only proceed so far in his attack against him. What was that hedge? The word hedge here means "to hedge up; fence about". The literal meaning is- "you fence around him; you guard him". The hedge was God. God was Job's shield hedging/guarding/surrounding him as protection from the enemy.
Today the Lord is still our shield. He doesn't just provide a shield of protection for us-- He is that shield of protection. There have been so many times in all our lives when destruction came and should have taken us out but we are still here. That wreck you were in should have killed you, but you are still here. That storm that blew away your home should have destroyed you, that sickness should have overcome you, but they didn't. It is because the Lord was a shield around you. So thank Him for not only providing a shield for you in your battles against the enemy, but thank Him for being your shield.
Have a great day. The Lord God Himself is your shield.
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