What’s On Your Heart October 14
2 Chronicles 12: 9 -10
So King Shishak of Egypt conquered Jerusalem and took away all the treasures of the Temple and of the palace, also all of Solomon’s gold shields.
King Rehoboam replaced them with bronze shields and committed them to the care of the captain of his bodyguard.
Just five years into his reign King Rehoboam was defeated by the King of Egypt. Rehoboam was the grandson of King David and the son of Solomon. King Solomon had left a very wealthy dynasty for his son to inherit, but all the wealth wouldn’t allow God to enter Rehoboams’ heart. Because of sin, God forewarned him that he would be judged and his wealth taken.
Symbolically, gold represents God’s Glory, His Truth, something precious.
Brass represents Judgement, hypocrisy, something fake, man’s traditions.
Father God must have grieved at removing His protection from Israel. It was not just the gold; it was His Glory that left first.
Then King Rehoboam made some shields out of brass, something that when polished enough can look like gold, well, almost.
People will substitute tradition for God’s Glory. But there’s still a gold shield that every believer can have, and you can find it in:
Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
It shines so much in the spirit that the enemy can’t look at it. Father God wants to protect you with His Glory. Now, His Glory shines through His Son.
He is: Jehovah-Magen