Today’s Scripture: 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. Psalm 84:11

Imagine one day without the sun. There would be no light, and a cooler temperature. I would venture to say that most people love a sunny day! We would definitely miss it, but the effect would not be awful as it would just feel like a cold, cloudy, rainy day.

Imagine a week without the sun. There would be no light, warmth, plant growth, or vitamin D. The temperature would drop constantly, so by the end of the week, it would be very cold.

People would change, too, especially their moods. We would be scared, cold, hungry, sickly, sad, and depressed. My guess is that plants would wilt and die causing a great lack in food source for both animals and man.

Sadly, many people live in this world today without knowing God’s Son. The LORD God is that sun and shield. No wonder why people walk around scared, depressed, angry, and sickly.

Why not brighten someone’s day, life, and eternity today by sharing how they can KNOW God’s Son. Tell them what Jesus Christ did for them because of His abundant love for them. (1 John 5:13) Share with them how brightly God’s love beamed down when, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16)

How about you, Christian? Do you appreciate the LORD God being a sun to you everyday? He provides much warmth, growth, and guidance when you read His Word daily. He loves to hear from you when you pray and He wants to help you flourish in Him!

Today, when you go outside, see the sun, and feel its warmth, be reminded that your LORD God is a sun and shield.

Devotional by Pastor Jim Scudder, Jr.