Hedge of Protection

Hedge of Protection

Many are the woes of the wicked, but the Lord’s unfailing love surrounds the one who trusts in him. (Psalm 32:10)

The world has its sentinels—soldiers whose job it is to stand guard, keep watch, and provide protection. The Savior has His sentinels too, and it is almost too profound to ponder that unfailing love surrounds the saints of God who trust in Him alone. Let this be a word of eternal encouragement to you who have placed your trust in Jesus Christ.

You are encompassed by the everlasting love of your God. His love not only goes before you and behind you and beside you, but His love goes inside of you too. The Savior’s sentinels of unfailing love supernaturally surround the saints of God wherever they go. And let me remind you of this almost unimaginable truth from the pen of the apostle Paul:

Nothing in all creation will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 8:39)

What soldiers of supernatural strength God has given to us in Christ Jesus our Lord! What guards of grace that stand watch over us night and day! We are protected from the slings and arrows of the devil himself because our God has put a hedge of protection around us that never slumbers nor sleeps. We are eternally loved in Christ, and that unfailing love will never diminish, nor will the clouds of darkness shroud it in any way. From everlasting to everlasting, what began in unfailing love will continue in unfailing love all the way into the Celestial City.

But it doesn’t end there! It will continue on throughout eternity, because there will be no more pain or sorrow or tears or death for the saints of God. We, in unbroken fellowship and joy, will experience God’s unfailing love in all its glory.

One final point: Those who trust in Jesus Christ are those who know themselves to be sinners in need of a Savior. They know they cannot save themselves and that they are utterly undeserving of the affections of the Almighty. Yet those who trust in Christ are the “apple of His eye” (Psalm 17:8) and find themselves undergirded by His unfailing love.

Is this truth yours today? Have you accepted the free gift of eternal life through faith in Jesus Christ alone? Do you desire to walk in obedience to your Savior and your Lord? May this be the confession of your life and may the sentinel of the Savior, His unfailing love, be shared with all those you come in contact with.

This is the Gospel. This is grace for your race. NEVER FORGET THAT . . . AMEN!


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