Did you know that an armour is one of the most important part of every soldier’s equipment?
This remains true today, as it was for the Roman soldiers from thousands of years ago.
The technology of the armour may have changed but the ultimate aim remains, protecting the soldier during battle. And a shield was one of the most important piece of the ancient Roman soldier’s armour.
A shield is a piece of personal armour held in the hand or mounted on the wrist or forearm. Shields are used to intercept specific attacks, whether from close-ranged weaponry or projectiles such as arrows by means of active blocks.
Now you imagine a Roman soldier with his shield,sword and spear, geared up and ready for battle.
He charges towards his enemy with great energy, holding his shield close to his chest. He is fearless in pursuit of his victory. His shield is also ready to protect him from all the arrows shot at him by his opponent.
Sometimes these Roman soldiers form a solid defence with their armor. They kneel with one leg raised and the other holding them up.
They are closely knit together with their shields held up as a strong and immovable defence. They are ready to defend their territory with every ounce of strength in their bodies. Their shield has become a strong defence roundabout them.
This is what it looks like when this ‘word seed’ says God is a shield for you.
But thou, O Lord , art a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of mine head.
Psalms 3:3 KJV
But you, God , shield me on all sides; You ground my feet, you lift my head high; With all my might I shout up to God , His answers thunder from the holy mountain.
Psalm 3:3-4 MSG
David spoke these words when he fled from Absalom his son. He said to God, you shield me on all sides.
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