Hashem, are a shield around
Hashem the center of your life. Make Hashem’s values,
Hashem’s ideals, Hashem’s targets, your values,
targets. In this way, you make Hashem your shield.
cling to Torah living, you secure yourself a shield. As you attach
yourself to Hashem, so He provides you with protection. He shelters you
from negative influences - thecold winds that rob you of
happiness. He surrounds you with His strength - so that ugliness and
evil do not depress or destroy you.
…You are my glory, You
raise my head
Hashem your pride. Feel grateful that you are a Torah Jew. Appreciate
the Torah you have learned. Long for the Torah you have not yet
learned. Be happy that you can do good deeds, acts of kindness,
mitzvos. Enter your prayer with a sense of privilege. Think to yourself
that it is your joy to be able to speak with Hashem - to sing His
praises, to beg for your needs, and to thank Him for His charity."
And Hashem in turn will raise your head… You will
others. You will be happy to be alive. You will enjoy your every
You will find pleasure in the people
Your self-esteem will ride high, and life will be a celebration - your
every moment will be a wedding.
Into a King’s Garments
What first caused Shaul
to fear David? When David went out to battle with Goliath, Shaul
dressed David in his own armor. Even though, Shaul was a head taller
than all other men, his armor fitted David to perfection.
David saw how upset Shaul became over this, he immediately declared, "I
cannot use these, for I am unused to them," and he removed them. (VaYikra