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Shield of Thy Salvation

Updated: Mar 28, 2022

Written by: John Sernaque

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Psalms 18:35

Thou hast also given me the shield of thy salvation: and thy right hand hath holden me up, and thy gentleness hath made me great.

The sincere, contrite soul is precious in the sight of God. He places His own signet upon men, not by their rank, not by their wealth, not by their intellectual greatness, but by their oneness with Christ. The Lord of glory is satisfied with those who are meek and lowly in heart. “Thou hast also given me,” said David, “the shield of Thy salvation: ... and Thy gentleness”—as an element in the human character—“hath made me great.” Psalm 18:35. {DA 437.3}

If only all humanity could see that greatness comes not from themselves, but from God. It is by God’s grace that we wake up in the morning, let alone all else that we do. Whether you are a CEO, janitor, or a bible worker, all the elements of the human character that make us great are a gift from our almighty God. He is the source of our strength, and an example unto all. He holds us up by His right hand of power. Our oneness with Christ is what makes humanity great. Come to God meekly and lowly in heart and receive the shield of salvation.

Our Father, Almighty God,

We thank You for holding us up by Your right hand of power. We give You all the glory for giving us Your breath of life and for all else that You bestow upon us to make us great. You provide us with the shield of salvation to make us great in Your sight. We cannot do anything by our own strength so we thank You for being our source of strength and an example for us to live by. We come to You meekly and lowly in heart and recognize that without You we are lost now and forever. We thank You for giving us the plan of salvation so that one day we will be with You in Your heavenly kingdom. We thank You and praise You, in the name of Christ Jesus, we pray. Amen.

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