For the LORD God is a sun and shield; the LORD bestows favor and honor; no good thing does he withhold from those whose walk is blameless. LORD Almighty, blessed is the one who trusts you. – Psalm 84:11-12

Our God is the very light of life. God’s sun light – God’s Son Jesus – shines His holy light into this dark world. Our God is the eternal and perfect light that gives sight to our eternal eyes so that our spirits may see and know our God. In His light we are saved. In His light we are set free from all the shadows of sin and the darkness of death.

When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”      – John 8:12

God has delivered me from going down to the pit, and I shall live to enjoy the light of life. – Job 33:28

There will be no more night. They will not need the light of a lamp or the light of the sun, for the Lord God will give them light. And they will reign for ever and ever. – Revelation 22:5

Our God is the shield that is set before us to protect us from being overtaken by the hurts and hardships that come at us in this life. Our God is our guardian and protector who shields us from eternal destruction by the power of His love and the fullness of His mercy. No matter what we go through in this life, our God is with us. And we are His beloved and may rest our hearts and minds, our bodies and souls fully in the knowledge that in our sovereign Lord we are eternally secure, safe and protected.

Let the beloved of the LORD rest secure in him, for he shields the beloved all day long, and the one the LORD loves rests between his shoulders.                                – Deuteronomy 33:12

As for God, his way is perfect: The LORD’s word is flawless; he shields all who take refuge in him. – 2 Samuel 22:31

As we follow Jesus, walking in His brilliant and eternal light, allowing our Lord to be our shield, lifting us up onto His strong and eternal shoulders, we are bestowed with great favor and honor as the children of God. And to us, our Heavenly Abba withholds no good or eternal thing from us! He lavishes us with His unfailing love, mercy and salvation, His Word, His Spirit, His peace and wisdom, His hope and joy. How blessed we are as we trust the Lord Almighty!