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But you, O Lord, are a shield about me,
    my glory, and the lifter of my head.
 I cried aloud to the Lord,
    and he answered me from his holy hill. 

 I lay down and slept;
    I woke again, for the Lord sustained me.
 I will not be afraid of many thousands of people
    who have set themselves against me all around.

Psalm 3:3-6

As I primed the pump for tonight’s word lift I came across this passage in Psalm 3. The Lord, our shield, is also the One who lifts our heads. We think of our heads being bowed in humility, shame, or sorrow for either a loss or sin. Only the Lord can lift our heads in those situations.

The truths we need to hear need to be based on a foundation of truth. There isn’t room for sentimentalism or wishful thinking. It is purely based on facts.       stop

Whether we need to know we are forgiven, loved, or simply secure in the keeping hand of Christ…We will  be assured by His Word that we belong to Him…that we are His!

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But now the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law,
although the Law and the Prophets bear witness to it
the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe.
For there is no distinction:
 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus,
 whom God put forward as a propitiation by his blood, to be received by faith.
This was to show God’s righteousness,
because in his divine forbearance he had passed over former sins.
It was to show his righteousness at the present time,
so that he might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.
Romans 3:21-26 

My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. 
I give them eternal life, and they will never perish,
and no one will snatch them out of my hand.
John 10:27-28