The theme for Dr. David Jeremiah daily devotional for today September 25 2023 is ”A Shield” and it is a message highly recommended for today’s spiritual growth and upliftment.
SCRIPTURE: But You, O Lord, are a shield for me, my glory and the One who lifts up my head…. I lay down and slept; I awoke, for the Lord sustained me. I will not be afraid.-Psalm 3:3-6
King David’s darkest days were when he fled Jerusalem, pursued by his own army, which had come under the control of his rebellious son Absalom. David’s heart was broken by family problems, and his crown was threatened by national rebellion. In this setting, he wrote Psalm 3: “Lord, how they have increased who trouble me!” (verse 1)
But David had evidently been reading Genesis 15:1, where the Lord told Abraham, “Do not be afraid, Abram. I am your shield.” David claimed that concept for himself, visualizing his God as a shield that surrounded him in all directions like a globe of grace. Therefore, he could lay down and go to sleep, unafraid. He knew God loved him.
The Bible says love “hopes all things” (1 Corinthians 13:7).
When a difficulty arises, remember we can remain hopeful because our loving God is a shield around us. There is no situation we cannot face with His divine love around and within us.
The Psalms are inexhaustible, and deserve to be read, said, sung, chanted, whispered, learned by heart, and even shouted from the rooftops.
N. T. Wright