Psalm 84:11 – For the LORD God is a sun and shield; The LORD will give grace and glory; No good thing will He withhold From those who walk uprightly.
The LORD God is a sun providing illumination through the darkness, and a shield for protection against the trials along the way. The LORD will give grace for every time you have need, and then He will give glory at the end of the journey as He welcomes you into His eternal home. As a matter of fact you have the assurance that you will lack nothing between here and heaven for no good thing will He withhold from those who walk according to His standard. If it’s good for you, He won’t withhold it; if He withholds it, it isn’t good for you. “He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?” (Rom. 8:32).
Has this verse proven accurate in your life? Has God provided each of these things for you? The Christian walk is not without its troubles, but when you look back you can always see how God has had His hand upon you along the way. The key here is walking uprightly with the Lord and desiring to please Him in all you do and in all you are. To walk upright means to walk blamelessly or walk in such a way that you do what is right and you can’t be blamed for error. Your challenge this week is to seek always to do what is right no matter how hard it may be for you to do. If someone you know asks you to lie for them, resist the temptation to do so. If you get the opportunity to take credit for something your coworker accomplished, please do not take the credit. When you tell a friend that you will pray for them, make sure you take time to pray for them. These are examples of living uprightly before the Lord. You can do this and God will bless you for doing so.