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UNDER GOD'S PROTECTION

Security is very important to each of us.

We all want to know, and feel, we are protected.

We do all kinds of things to ensure our safety, like installing an alarm system in our home, burglar bars on the windows and safety gates at the doors and we teach our children not to talk to strangers.

Today I want to share some verses from Scripture with you about God's promise to us to protect us at all times.

You see, protection is one of the benefits of the New Covenant.

Let's look at what the Lord says in His Word.

In Psalm 91 we read the following:

Those who live in the shelter of the Most High will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
This I declare about the Lord: He alone is my refuge, my place of safety; He is my God,
and I trust him.
For He will rescue you from every trap and protect you from deadly disease.
He will cover you with His feathers. He will shelter you with His wings. His faithful
promises are your armor and protection.
Do not be afraid of the terrors of the night, nor the arrow that flies in the day.
Do not dread the disease that stalks in darkness, nor the disaster that strikes at midday.
Though a thousand fall at your side, though ten thousand are dying around you, these
evils will not touch you.
Just open your eyes, and see how the wicked are punished.
If you make the Lord your refuge, if you make the Most High your shelter, no evil will
conquer you; no plague will come near your home.
For He will order His angels to protect you wherever you go.
They will hold you up with their hands so you won't even hurt your foot on a stone.
You will trample upon lions and cobras; you will crush fierce lions and serpents under
your feet!
The Lord says, "I will rescue those who love Me. I will protect those who trust in My Name.
When they call on me, I will answer; I will be with them in trouble. I will rescue and
honor them.
I will reward them with a long life and give them My salvation."

And in Psalm 121 we read:

I look up to the mountains—
does my help come from there?
My help comes from the LORD,
who made heaven and earth!
He will not let you stumble;
the One who watches over you will not slumber.
Indeed, He who watches over Israel
never slumbers or sleeps.
The LORD Himself watches over you!
The LORD stands beside you as your protective shade.
The sun will not harm you by day,
nor the moon at night.
The LORD keeps you from all harm
and watches over your life.
The LORD keeps watch over you as you come and go,
both now and forever.

And in Psalm 125 we find this promise:

Those who trust in the LORD are as secure as Mount Zion;
they will not be defeated but will endure forever.
Just as the mountains surround Jerusalem,
so the LORD surrounds His people, both now and forever.

When we know these verses and have made them our own, believing what the Lord says in them to be the truth, we can always rest assured that we are under the protection of the Lord.

We can trust the Lord to keep us safe, to keep us from harm, to watch over our lives.

We can come and go without having any fear, for we know we are under God's protection.

Make the decision every day to make the Lord your refuge, your place of safety.

Hide under His wings.

Declare Him to be your God and that you trust in Him.

And walk in His protection every single day of your life.