God’s Word is a Shield of Protection

A Truth to Live – Sometimes my words lead me to a place in conversation that I regret. I can be thankful that I have access to God’s Word – it is flawless and acts as a shield of protection.

I take refuge in God’s Word when His truth is digested in my heart and naturally begins to shape my words.  Gentle words replace harsh responses. Kind encouragements are substituted for rash criticisms. Loving support begins to overpower defensiveness. The results?  God’s Word protects me from the potential pain and discouragement of words gone awry.  

Scripture – “Every word of God is flawless; He is a shield to those who take refuge in Him.” Proverbs 30:5

Prayer – Dear Lord, today I choose to allow Your Word to become my shield and protection.  Even before responding to others, I will take the time to seek Your Word so that my replies will be hidden in Your wisdom.  In Jesus’ name, Amen.