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 them that walk uprightly.

It has been said that your view on the Lord determines your view on life. If you contend with God, you will never enjoy the things God has for you. 

I have adopted this verse as one of my life verses. I love the description given for our God, and what he does for us. 
“For the Lord God is a sun…” while reading this part of the verse I realize that my God guides me in every step that I take. Isaiah 60 gives us a description of heaven, and the Lord shall be unto thee an everlasting light. Revelation 21 tells us that we will have no more need of the sun, for the Lord will be our light. Imagine how much better our lives would be if we would allow the Lord to lighten our path! Psalm 119:105- “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.” Allowing the Lord through His word to guide us is the best step we can take.

“and shield…” this part of the verse tells me that my God guards me. If I am in the center of His will, I am completely safe! Genesis 15:1 the Lord tells Abram “Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield, and thy exceeding great reward.” Keeping ourselves guided by the Lord will ultimately keep us protected by the Lord.

“The Lord will give grace and glory…” God gives us grace, or unmerited favor for following Him. He gives us wisdom for walking uprightly. God loves to give to his children if we allow him to.

“No good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.” If we walk uprightly, God promises to give us His guidance, His protection,  His grace, and He lift us up in due time. 

What a blessing it is to serve the Lord!!!