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"a buckler to them…"

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Announcements Forums Mind — February 23rd, 2020 "a buckler to them…"

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    JoanneF
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    “He layeth up sound wisdom for the righteous: he is a buckler to them that walk uprightly.” (Prov. 2:7)

    Webster’s 1828 – Buckler: A kind of shield, or piece of defensive armor, anciently used in war. It was composed of wood, or wickers woven together, covered with skin or leather, fortified with plates of brass or other metal, and worn on the left arm. On the middle was an umbo, boss or prominence, very useful in causing stones and darts to glance off. The buckler often was four feet long, and covered the whole body.

    I never looked up the word “buckler” before. This definition gave me new meaning to the protection and governance of Mind, — when I “walk uprightly”; that is, when I live “honestly; with strict observance of rectitude.” It is such a complete shield and protection — in all jurisdiction, in all movement, in all faculties, in all medicine, — and teaches me without a torrent of my words. This Lesson is the most inspiring and comprehensive lesson on Mind that I have ever read. Thank you, Lesson-writer.

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