The Shield

"For the Lord gives wisdom; from His mouth come knowledge and understanding. He stores up sound wisdom for the upright; He is a shield to those who walk in integrity, guarding the paths of justice, and He preserves the way for His godly ones." PR. 2: 6-8

Character is built by knowing the right thing to do and having the courage to do it at the right time. A life of wisdom is not filled with the regrets of "wouldah, couldah shouldah." Sound wisdom comes from listening to the sound of the Lord's voice. Standing upright, next to The Champion, provides courage because it provides cover. "He is a shield" reminds us to walk in step with Him, and never rush in where even angels fear to tread. Justice is a matter of giving God enough elbow room to make things right even when everything is going wrong. Fools take matters into their own hands. The Wise place every crisis, large and small, into God's hands. As they yield to His pace, and His will, they become shielded by His Presence.