Hello, my sister and I are doing our post together on Proverbs 2:7-8 which says:
“7 He holds success in store for the upright,
he is a shield to those whose walk is blameless,
8 for he guards the course of the just
and protects the way of his faithful ones.”
This is continuing to talk about wisdom. Solomon is saying that if his son listened to wisdom, and sought understanding, then he would understand the fear of the Lord. Wisdom was the only way that one could be saved. Jesus is our wisdom, and He gives us righteousness.
Here, Solomon says that those who are upright and blameless have success from God. He protects those who are faithful to Him. Those who are not blameless are not saved. We would have been put to death for our sin. We were not blameless. But, then Jesus came. Jesus took our punishment; He died in our place, and gave us righteousness.
We are saved because of Jesus; He is our shield! He saved us from the wrath of God, and He saved us from our sins. If we trust in Him and walk with Him we are saved, and He is our protection. Now we are free because He loved us and died in our place!
It is so good to know that Jesus is protecting us, and that He loves us and has us in His hand!
Peace and love, Joy Cleveland and,
Grace and truth, Charity Cleveland