”For you have made the LORD, my refuge, Even the Most High, your dwelling place. No evil will befall you, Nor will any plague come near your tent. For He will give His angels charge concerning you, To guard you in all your ways. In their hands they shall bear you up, Lest you dash your foot against a stone. You shall tread upon the lion and the cobra, The young lion and the serpent you shall trample underfoot. You shall tread upon the lion and the cobra, The young lion and the serpent you shall trample underfoot. “Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore I will deliver him; I will set him on high, because he has known My name. He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him and honor him. With long life I will satisfy him, And show him My salvation.”"
What a tremendous blessing it is in knowing that as long as we live for God, He will command His angels to guard us all the time, He is with us in every hard situation to get us through it and He is ready to answer us when we call upon His Name. Why? God is telling us why: "“Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore I will deliver him; I will set him on high, because he has known My name."
By loving God we do ourselves the highest favor. Sincere love of God is followed by obedience, because we want to please the One we love. We know as humans we hurt when we hurt the ones we love. If we are like this with each other, why would we think that it is any different with God, who is LOVE Himself!
God's will for us is the best! For Him, it is more important to get us ready for Heaven, to be with Him for eternity, than to have successful lives from the human point of view. For our eternal benefit, our carnal nature, has to die and that can certainly be a painful process. Our Heavenly Father suffers with us, because He loves us and He never allows more pain then we can handle. Now, let's admit that we feel way better when we the carnal nature is in submission to the Lord and selfishness, meanness, revenge, criticism etc no longer has its way. But we can't be free from all the ugliness, without a sincere desire to change and without asking the help of the Holy Spirit and following His direction daily. Praise God, that all things are possible with Him!
”He will not allow your foot to slip; He who keeps you will not slumber. Behold, He who keeps Israel Will neither slumber nor sleep. The LORD is your keeper; The LORD is your shade on your right hand. The sun shall not strike you by day, Nor the moon by night. The Lord shall preserve you from all evil; He shall preserve your soul. The Lord shall preserve your going out and your coming in From this time forth, and even forevermore."
Many consider themselves as invincible, as they trust their own power. But, without God's protection over the hand that holds the weapon, there is never certain victory. Goliath was sure that no onne could win against him. But David, who was only a young man at the time, with prayer and his slingshot as a weapon, defeated Goliath, because He fought in the Name of the Almighty God! (1 Samuel 17:42-50)
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