In the Bible, God promises to protect you because He is your Father and also because He is able to protect you. Our God is not weak, sickly, lean or thin. We are always living under God’s protection. And this protection is offered and is available even for the smallest child of God. It is said in Genesis 15:1, After this, the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision: “Do not be afraid, Abram. I am your shield, your very great reward.”
Today, we are Abraham’s children and we inherit the same protection. A shield will protect you from the attacks of the enemies. This means that God can protect us from the attacks of any enemy as He is our shield. In Abraham’s life, he had many enemies but God was his shield and protected his life and everyone who belonged to him.
Joshua, the successor of Moses is another example. In Joshua 1:5 we see the promises given to Joshua by God, ‘No one will be able to stand against you all the days of your life. As I was with Moses, so I will be with you; I will never leave you nor forsake you.‘ God is saying, till the day you die, no man or woman will stand against you. God will never leave nor forsake you and will always protect you. This is a decision that He has taken. We take decisions but at times they are lies and go unfulfilled. But God will not tell lies. So, when He says that He will never leave you nor forsake you, He means it.
God cannot change His nature simply because He is God. In Joshua’s life, he has to fight a lot of battles even against giant races. But in all these battles, God was with Joshua. Many kings were defeated, yet Joshua remained successful. Likewise no man or woman can stand against you in all the days of your life because God is your protection.
In Psalm 18:2 we read, ‘The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold‘. The psalmist is describing God and says seven things about God here. In each of these seven terms, there is a powerful sense of protection. No devil can put any negative thought in you because the powerful Word of God is inside of you. If any fiery dart of the enemy is coming, fire will go forth from inside of you and it will consume every fiery dart coming your way.
Let us pray. We thank you Lord for being our strength and our shield when enemies attacked us. You are the rock of salvation and the eternal truth of our lives, Almighty One. We give you all praises and glory for your everlasting love and kindness. You are the fortress around us that can never be demolished.
In the name of Jesus, Amen.
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