But thou, O Lord, art a shield for me; my glory and the lifter up of mine head. Psalms 3:3
Read: Daniel 3:15-20, (KJV)
15 Now if ye be ready that at
what time ye hear the sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut,
psaltery, and dulcimer, and all
kinds of music, ye fall down and
worship the image which I have
made; well: but if ye worship not,
ye shall be cast the same hour into the midst of a burning fiery
furnace; and who is that God
that shall deliver you out of my
16 Shadrach, Meshach, and
Abednego, answered and said to the king, O Nebuchadnezzar, we
are not careful to answer thee in
17 If it be so, our God whom we
serve is able to deliver us from
the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of thine hand,
18 But if not, be it known unto
thee, O king, that we will not
serve thy gods, nor worship the
golden image which thou hast set up.
19 Then was Nebuchadnezzar
full of fury, and the form of his
visage was changed against
Shadrach, Meshach, and
Abednego: therefore he spake, and commanded that they should heat the furnace one seven times more than it was won’t to be heated.
20 And he commanded the most
mighty men that were in his army to bind Shadrach, Meshach,
and Abednego, and to cast them
into the burning fiery furnace.
There is nothing as good as
having God as your ally. I pity those who make men their
shield. It is foolishness to do so
because man is limited and
cannot even help himself when
he becomes overwhelmed with
the circumstances of life. There is nothing impossible with God and
there is no situation that is
beyond Him. This is why I want
to abide in Him always, because I
know He alone will never fail.
“But thou, O Lord, art a shield for me; my glory and the lifter up of
mine head.” Psalms 3:3
This was the voice of David when
he confronted a situation that
was beyond him. His son conspired with others, not only to take away his crown, but also to take his life.
Who do you run to when people are not only interested in taking your position but also taking your life? Who do you cry to when that strange woman is not only interested in taking your husband but also taking your life? God is the only one who can lift one
There are people who have grief
in their hearts. There are those
who have been praying and
crying for help. There are those
who have been sowing in tears.
If you are included in these groups, I want you to be comforted because the Almighty God will lift you higher than your problems in Jesus’ name.
Do not lose hope in the ability of God to deliver you from any plot against your life. Just call upon the Lord and you will see Him destroying your enemies with their own hands. It does not matter how
many enemies are surrounding
you at all sides, there is protection for you in God.
God is the one who lifts up the heads of His children.
He puts great honour upon them and removes everything that has to do with shame and reproach. He is a deliverer to those who run to
Him and He ensures all things
work out together for their good.
Are you in any situation in
which the number of people
rising up against you are on the increase simply because God is
on your side? I want to assure
you that the Almighty God will
give you peace and calm in the
midst of the storm. God will
deliver you out of every hand that is holding you down.
The fact that God has been fighting
on your behalf in the past should
give you an assurance that you
are a permanent candidate for
supernatural lifting, as long as you are at peace with God. All
you need to do is ensure that
there is no unrighteousness or
ungodliness in you. Do not follow
the path of the wicked. Live holy
and be obedient in faith. Give yourself to prayers always, so
that you can put the devil where
Those who walk in the truth of the gospel will always enjoy glory and honour from God. Be strong in the promises of God and be fully persuaded that all God has promised you will surely come to fulfilment.
From our Bible reading, we see
how the three Hebrews boys moved from being slaves to
being condemned and then to
being promoted all in one day.
After God had shown up for
them, the king immediately
commanded that any people, nation, and language, that
speaks against their God shall be
cut in pieces, and their houses
shall be made a dunghill: because
no other God can deliver like
Jehovah. There is no one that God cannot use for His glory. As
long as He sees your heart, He
will meet you at the level of your
desire. Seek God. Those who
follow God will always see good
things following them (Matthew 6:33).
Who you follow determines what
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:
Isaiah 4-7 and Psalms 31:19-24
AUTHOR: Pst E. A. ADEBOYE