Posts Tagged ‘Shoes of iron’

The Lord Your Keeper

June 4, 2011

Psalm 121:5, 8 The Lord is your keeper … The LORD will guard your going out and your coming in from this time forth and forever.

Psalm 85:13Righteousness{peace} goes before Him, and makes His footsteps our pathway{sets us in the way of His steps}.

1 Samuel 2:9
He keeps the feet of His godly ones, but the wicked ones are silenced in darkness; For not by might{strength} shall a man prevail.

I was thinking about the above scriptures this morning, how the Lord guides and keeps you as you go on His way. He gave me this song:

The Lord Your Keeper

The Lord your keeper -Ps 121:5
The Lord your peace -Ps 29:11
Gives strength for the day -Deut 33:25
To follow His way. -Ps 85:13; 1 Sam 2:9

So fear not
And be not dismayed
For the Lord who is with you
He will keep you always. -Isa 41:10

This prompted me to study the scripture for ‘strength for the day’. This really encouraged me! He is the Rock beneath our feet. He will not let our foot slip for He who keeps us will not sleep.

Word Study

Deut 33:24-25 NIV … About Asher he said: “Most blessed of sons is Asher; let him be favored by his brothers, and let him bathe his feet in oil. The bolts of your gates will be iron and bronze, and your strength will equal your days.

NKJV … And of Asher he said: “Asher is most blessed of sons; Let him be favored by his brothers, and let him dip his foot in oil. Your sandals shall be iron and bronze; As your days, so shall your strength be .

From Deut 33:24 Commentary
John Gill:
and let him dip his foot in oil;
have such plenty of it, that if he would he might dip or wash his feet in it; and it was usual not only to anoint the head, but the feet also, with oil, -Lk 7:46

Matthew Henry:
All shall be sanctified to true believers; if their way be rough, their feet shall be shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace. As thy days, so shall thy strength be. The day is often in Scripture put for the events of the day; it is a promise that God would graciously and constantly support under trials and troubles, whatever they were. It is a promise sure to all the spiritual seed of Abraham. Have they work allotted? They shall have strength to do it. Have they burdens appointed? They shall have strength, and never be tempted above what they are able to bear.

From Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Thy shoes shall be iron and brass
*under your shoes shall be iron = strength
shoes of peace -Eph 6:15

From Deut 33:25 Commentary
John Gill:
Thy shoes shall be iron and brass
though some Jewish writers take the sense to be, that the land of Asher was so strongly fortified as if it had been enclosed with walls of brass and iron, or the gates of its cities were shut up with bolts and bars of iron and brass, as Jarchi, Kimchi, and Ben Melech observe; so the Arabic:

and as thy days, so shall thy strength be;
the same in old age as in youth; which is the sense of the Latin Vulgate version, and all the Targums: such were the vigour and strength of. Moses himself, -Deut 34:7; and so may denote a renewal of youth, like that of eagles; and, in a spiritual sense, a revival of the graces of the Spirit of God, as to the exercise of them, and an increase of spiritual strength, so that the inward man is renewed day by day; and may also denote such a measure of strength given, as is proportioned to the events that daily befall, or to the services and sufferings men are called unto; -1 Cor 10:13.

Feet washed in fragrant oil would leave fragrant oily footprints wherever they walked! -2 Cor 2:14-17

The Lord is Your Keeper{prayer}
The Lord is My Keeper