Shield & Buckler
Hey Partners and Friends,
Psalms 91 is one of the greatest promises that God has given to His family. This chapter is a written guarantee of God’s covenant with you. There is so much in this chapter that we could go over it line by line and not exhaust the amazing revelation and promises God has for us!
In this blog, we are going to focus on Psalms 91 verse 4. The last part of that verse states, “His truth shall be your shield and buckler.”Starting in verse 3 and going down to verse 8, the word states how God shall deliver you and protect you. But right in the middle of all the promises of protection, you see this statement: “His truth shall be your shield and buckler.” In the midst of all that has been spoken about your protection, the Lord gives you a key to your safeguard against all the things the world may throw your way. The key is His Truth.
John 17:17 states, “sanctify them by the truth, Your word is truth.”
God’s word is the truth we stand on in every situation and in every attack that we may be going through. Not only is God’s word the truth, it is a shield and buckler for the battlefield of life. Upon studying these two words - shield and buckler - we see that in a battle these two weapons are used for different purposes. The shield is used for defensive purposes (a safeguard), and the buckler is used for offensive purposes (advancement). So, in other words, the word of God is given to us for defensive (safeguard) and offensive (advancement) purposes.
The word of God is what you defend yourself with when a situation arises in life. When Satan is throwing all his fiery darts at you, this shield is what you put up for your protection. In other words, if you have received a bad report, you defend yourself against the attack by the word of God. The word of God is your shield and your protection.
Not only is the word of God your protection, it is your buckler. The buckler is used for the purpose of advancement. It advances you through life with your confession over a situation. It is what pushes you forward in the battle of life. In other words, your daily confessions of the word of God will advance you forward against anything that may be coming your way.
The word defends you and advances you! It is your shield and buckler! As you use both pieces of armor, you will see yourself protected and moving forward in life!