My Shield And My Glory

What and Who God Is and what
He does for us.
Psalm 3:3-6
 “But Thou, O LORD, art a shield about me, my
glory, and the One who lifts my head. I was
crying to the LORD with my voice, and He
answered me from His holy mountain. I lay
down and slept; I awoke, for the LORD
sustains me. I will not be afraid of ten
thousands of people who have set
themselves against me round about”.
 God is a shield.
 God is (or should be) our glory.
 God will cause our head to be lifted.
 God allows us to talk to Him.
 God answers us in various ways.
 We can be at peace with God.
 We have no fear because God takes care of
The Shield
 Deuteronomy 33:29: “Blessed are you, O
Israel; Who is like you, a people saved by the
LORD, Who is the shield of your help, and the
sword of your majesty! So your enemies shall
cringe before you, and you shall tread upon
their high places”
 2 Samuel 22:3 “My God, my rock, in whom I
take refuge; my shield and the horn of my
salvation, my stronghold and my refuge; my
savior, Thou dost save me from violence.
The Shield
 Psalm 28:7 “The LORD is my strength and my
shield; my heart trusts in Him, and I am
helped; therefore my heart exults and with
my song I shall thank Him”.
 Psalm 33:20: “Our soul waits for the LORD;
He is our help and our shield.”
 Genesis 15:1: “After these things the word of
the LORD came to Abram in a vision, saying,’
Do not fear, Abram, I am a shield to you; Your
reward will be very great’.”
The Shield
 Ephesians 6:16: …in addition to all, taking up
the shield of faith with which you will be able
to extinguish all the flaming missiles of the
evil one.”
 The shield is our protection.
 God is our protection
 and our protector.
The Shield
 Like David, who wrote this in a time of
difficulty, we find ourselves in difficult times.
 David’s son was trying to kill him.
 David’s enemies were hunting him down to
kill him.
 David had nowhere else to go except for his
faith in God to protect him.
Our Glory
 Several things are mentioned in scripture as
being glory.
The woman’s hair is her glory (1 Corinthians
To God be glory.
Christ is to be glorified.
Glory is used in scripture as a form of boasting.
Sometimes the people were chastised for
promoting their own glory over God’s.
Our Glory
 For those of us who qualify, we know just how
proud we are of our grand-children. They are
our glory.
 Perhaps a trophy or belt buckle is something
you earned or won, and you are proud of it.
That item is your glory.
 Your spouse is to be your glory.
 Even though the word is not used, this
describes the wise woman of Proverbs 31.
Lift Up Your Head
 Job would not lift up his head out of disgrace,
but also out of a feeling of unworthiness. Job
 The publican would not lift his head, but beat
upon his chest and spoke without look up.
Luke 18:13
 A sense of shame is associated with the
phrase about not lifting up the head.
Lift Up Your Head
 Similar to “keep your chin up” you don’t have
to be down and depressed.
 When we figure our that God is our shield and
glory, we must realize that we are pleasing to
God, and God will protect us and provide for
 With that behind you, you should keep your
head up.
Lift Up Your Head
 When David said this, he knew that God would
restore his dignity, remove his sorrow and
 Oppression and humiliation will cause one's head
to be bowed low (Gen. 40:13).
 When the Lord lifts one's head He restores him to
his dignity, or, as David says, glory.
 The Lord did this for mankind in general through
the sacrifice of His beloved Son (Heb. 2:10).
God Is Still Our Shield And
 Men today may not be pursued by enemies like
David was,
 However, Satan is an enemy who will pursue and
afflict men (1 Peter 5:8).
 Sin will bring oppression, shame and disgrace
resulting in a loss of dignity.
 Yet, just as David in his trouble was able
to cry to the Lord, men can do the same today.
God Is Still Our Shield And
 People must recognize their awful condition
and seek the Lord in faith (Hebrews 11:6).
 They must trust in the Lord to provide what is
necessary to escape the affliction that has
come upon them because of sin.
 In obedient faith, they will do what the Lord
 This is the manner in which men cry to the
Lord or call upon the Lord today (Acts 22:16).
James 4:7-10
 Submit therefore to God. Resist the devil and
he will flee from you. Draw near to God and
He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands,
you sinners; and purify your hearts, you
double-minded. Be miserable and mourn and
weep; let your laughter be turned into
mourning, and your joy to gloom. Humble
yourselves in the presence of the Lord, and
He will exalt you”.
 Have you enough faith to consider God your
 Are you proud enough to claim God in a
glorious way.
 Do you give God and Jesus the glory they
 Are you walking about in shame, or can you
bring yourself to lift up your head in humility?

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