Job 1:10-11 “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.” NIV
We always enjoy our vacations on Skidaway Island in Savannah,Ga. On this island a small population of deer leisurely roam the neighborhood, eating anything they choose along the way . Some homeowners have protected their favorite shrubs and flowers with wire or electric fencing which prevent the deer from stripping the plant.
On one trip I noticed a bed of roses which was enclosed in a wire fence and protected from the deer. In their eating spree, the deer would rob the roses of their beauty, sap the life out of them, and basically just consume them.
Satan would like to do that to the Christian. He would enjoy stealing God’s beauty from our lives – the splendor of a spirit of giving, loving and serving. He would like to devour our lives by filling us with a spirit of greed, lust or fear. However, God puts a hedge of protection( Job 1:10) around His children, much as the homeowners protected their roses from the onslaught of the deer. He also has taught us how to dress ourselves with His armor; but mostly, He has allowed Jesus to shed His precious blood to cover us.
God has promised in His Word that we will not fight Satan alone. Our heavenly father is our banner of protection. He is our Jehovah-nissi , and there is victory for us in this fact.
Marion Smith firstname.lastname@example.org
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