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God is a physical shield

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Your Word for 17 April 2024

Proverbs 4:12
‘When you walk, your steps will not be hampered; when you run, you will not stumble.’

the Lord is your shieldIn the Bible we see a picture of a physical hedge of protection spoken of.
Job 1:9-10 “Does Job fear God for nothing?” Satan replied. “Have you not put a hedge around him and his household and everything he has? You have blessed the work of his hands, so that his flocks and herds are spread throughout the land.”
Even the devil recognized that he did not have direct access to Job.  Even he could see that God had placed a ‘hedge of protection’ around His servant Job.
This ‘hedge of protection’ did not only protect Job as an individual, but it went further to include a shield of protection around his household. This included protection for those who lived under the same roof as him. This could include his servants and his family. This ‘hedge of protection’ went even further to protect his assistants, the things he owned and it seems to have included everything that fell under Job’s jurisdiction.

Psalm 34:7 ‘The angel of the LORD encamps around those who fear Him, and he delivers them.’
Psalm 139:5 ‘You hem me in behind and before, and You lay your hand upon me.’
Psalm 125:2 ‘As the mountains surround Jerusalem, so the LORD surrounds His people both now and forevermore.’
Psalm 121:8 ‘The LORD will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore.’
Psalm 91:9-11 ‘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.’

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