September 15, 2018

God is your Shield - Bro. T. Stephen

Dearly beloved in Christ, I greet and bless you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. The blessed word that the Lord had given for you today is from the book of Psalm 84:11, “For the LORD God is a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and glory: no good thing will He withhold from them that walk uprightly”.

In the Bible, in the book of Ruth we read about a young Moabite woman called Ruth who stayed faithful to her widowed Israelite mother in law through thick and thin. She walked uprightly.

She was a woman with a difference. She clung to her mother in law Naomi and refused to return to her people. She chose to live with her mother in law, in her land with her people. She respected and cared for her mother in law. She worked hard in the field to provide food for her mother in law. Ruth proved to be a woman of integrity.

In Ruth 3:10-11, Boaz appreciates Ruth as she did not go after rich young men instead she sought Boaz for her refuge. So he promised to do anything for her. Boaz called her “Blessed are you of the Lord my daughter.”

Everything she did represented a woman of great character and God honoured her. Therefore God blessed her abundantly. As promised in Psalm 84:11, God was the sun and shield to her. He did not with hold any good thing from her. He was compassionate and merciful to her. Ezekiel 36:11 says “I will do better for you than at your beginnings”. God fulfilled this promise in the life of Ruth.

God blessed Ruth to get married to Boaz, a wealthy man as her husband and she brought forth Obed, who became the restorer of life. Thus the Lord blessed the latter days of Ruth than her beginning. He will do the same thing for you. God will be your shield and He will not withhold any good thing from you.

Prayer: Our Loving Father, Bless my children to be like Ruth and inherit her character. Give them a heart to love and respect their dear ones for what they are, irrespective of caste or creed or colour. May they be virtuous and blameless before God in all their walks of life so as to receive the blessings of God. We ask you in Jesus name. Amen.

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