But thou, O LORD, art a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of mine head.
I learned early in life never to walk with my head down. I am a Burks my Dad would say. That’s nothing to be ashamed of. Even on your worst day you are still my son and a child of God!” God is our protector and our proud Father. He gives us glory because he loves us. Because he is our Father who gives us such gracious gifts, we don’t walk with our head bowed low and our spirits slumped over. He gives us ultimate victory! Even on those dark days when victory is hard to find, we are still God’s children. Our Father paints the sunsets and holds the stars in their orbits. He guarantees our future. How can we walk dejectedly when we remember this?
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The following is an excerpt from the John Phillips Commentary Series – Exploring Hebrews: An Expository Commentary.
“But Thou, O LORD, art a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of mine head.” David knew God and he appealed to Him under the name of “The LORD”—i.e. Jehovah—the God who keeps His Word, the God of covenant. David leaned hard on that. His assurance was based on God’s Word, not on his circumstances or his feelings—both of which might easily overwhelm him. God had pledged to him the throne, and God would not give that throne now to rebel Absalom. The God who had put David on the throne once was quite able to put him on it again.
John Phillips Commentary Series, The – The John Phillips Commentary Series – Exploring Psalms, Volume One: An Expository Commentary.