"For surely, O Lord, You bless the righteous;
You surround them with Your favor
as with a shield." Psalm 5:12
Happy Treasure Verse Tuesday! Today's verse is one that I wrote in my Family Prayer Journal as a prayer for our little family. For months, I had prayed for God's favor on my family, together and individually. His favor to build and guard our character in such a way that honors Him. His favor to bring forth fruit for His Name as we abide in Him. His favor to be vessels for His glory wherein He shines His goodness, life and truth. His favor to protect us from the intents and words of naysayers. His favor so we are transparent and He is evident. His favor so He is made manifest.
When I read this verse, it expressed my heart's cry exactly. Dear Lord, please surround us with Your favor as with a shield. His favor as with a shield. Peace and assurance fill my heart and mind as I soak in this scripture.
He surrounds us with His favor. His favor shields us. We are completely surrounded by His love, favor and protection.
Surely, He blesses the righteous. Amazingly, HE has made us righteous. "...through the obedience of the One man the many will be made righteous." Romans 5:12
"God made Him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God." 2 Cor. 5:21
How awesome that He makes us His righteousness, and then He blesses us for being righteous. I pray you soak in that truth and His goodness today!
Thank you for visiting on Treasure Verse Tuesday. Did this verse minister to you personally? Share another verse that has popped off the pages of your Bible and into your heart recently. I can't wait to hear about your treasures!
To read today's treasure verse in context and to do some more digging for God's treasures of Truth, click here: Blue Letter Bible.