The Scriptures tell us about the depth and blessings of our relationship with our Savior and Redeemer. God tells us that He is our shield (armor, defense, protection) as well as our glory. Any praise, appreciation, exaltation, or credit that we receive in life is thanks to His life and presence within us.
But you, Lord, are a shield around me, my glory, the One who lifts my head high. (Ps 3:3 NIV)
You are my hiding place and my shield; I hope in Your word. (Ps 119:114)
After these things the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision: “Fear not, Abram, I am your shield; your reward shall be very great.” (Gen 15:1 ESV)
In God is my salvation and my glory; the rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God. (Ps 62:7)
According to these passages from the Bible, God is present in us and with us in these capacities:
- He is the One who enables us to lift up our heads without fear or shame,
- As our Hiding Place,
- As our Reward,
- As Savior,
- As our Strength, and
- As our Refuge.
Glory to God! We have reason to rejoice and to praise and thank our God continuously.