Today I want to take a look at two scriptures:
Psalm 91:4 (KJV) 4 He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.
John 8:31-32 (KJV) 31 Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;
32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
What is a shield and what is a buckler? Basically, they’re equipment that surrounds and protects you. A shield can be held in front of you and a buckler, which is a type of shield, surrounds you. I’d say that’s quite some protection!
But what is it that’s actually protecting you in all this garb? The TRUTH! And what is truth – it’s God’s Word. It’s His Word that does the protecting because God and His Word are One. If you have His Word, you have His protection. But faith is involved. Read on.
Notice in Ps. 91 that it’s the Truth that is your shield and buckler. God’s Word is your shield – your protection.
Then we see in John 8 that it’s not just the truth alone but it’s continuing in God’s Word. Then the Truth that you get from God’s Word and walk in, is what protects you. And as I always say, everything works by faith. You can’t have faith beyond your knowledge of His Word because that’s where Bible faith is.
Romans 10:17 (KJV) 17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
So, what does this all boil down to? Simply this: You must get into God’s Word and learn of Him. Then you have to walk in His Word because faith without works is dead. That means continuing in His Word – in the good times and in the hard times. Then, and only then, will the truth that you know and walk in make your free. And that, dear brothers, and sisters, is peace!
James 2:20 (KJV) 20 But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?
James 2:26 (KJV) 26 For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.