Does Job fear God for nothing? Satan replied. Have you not put a hedge around him and his household and everything he has? -Job 1:9-10 NIV
Today’s verse notes that a hedge of protection bordered Job, his household and everything he owned. With God’s hedge of protection and Job’s fear of Him, Job’s life flourished. Satan asked for permission to sift through Job’s life. Once granted, he quickly moved in attacking Job with numerous hardships. However, in the end, everything worked out for Job.
You have an enemy that seeks to kill, steal and destroy. Everything that God desires to do in your life, Satan desires to devour. He does not want you, your family or your friends to live lives that are flourishing in the wonderful plans and works of God. Therefore, you need protection in the spiritual realm in order to live prosperously, effectively and mercifully.
You need to activate a spiritual hedge of protection. The way you do this is through prayer and faith in God’s divine works of protection. Ask God to send His angels to encamp around you and your loved ones. With your natural eyes, you will not see the invisible hedge of protection; however, with your spirit eyes of faith you can rest assured that God’s protection buffers you. At the break of each day, activate the invisible hand of God around you, your loved ones, your workplace and your ministry endeavors, which in turn will help protect you from the enemy’s attacks.
- Thank God for His hedge of protection and the angels He sends to surround and protect you.
- Ask God to remind you to seek His protection daily – for yourself, your family and your friends – and to trust Him through eyes of faith.