He will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways. (Psalm 91:11)
You may remember that the tempter applied this passage of Scripture when he confronted our Savior in the wilderness and sought to tempt Him (Matthew 4:6). To be sure, Satan knew what the Scriptures said, but he totally distorted what the Scriptures meant. Indeed, Satan did great violence to the inspired text in his attempt to manipulate Jesus. Telling Jesus to throw Himself down from the pinnacle of the temple, trusting the angels to catch and protect Him, would have been completely counter to the Father’s plan for our Lord’s time on earth. Jesus confirmed that, saying, “You shall not put the Lord your God to the test” (Matthew 4:7).
So what does this have to do with you and me? Everything! Read on and be encouraged today.
God’s angels are not only in constant worship of Him, they are also employed by Him to protect His people—all of His people, including you and me. These are the angelic attendants assigned by the Almighty as “ministering spirits sent out to serve those who will inherit salvation” (Hebrews 1:14). Now, the verses of Scripture you’ve seen here today concerning our angelic attendants do not mean that you will have a problem-free life. What they do mean is that you will be watched over and ministered to when the waves of challenge wash over you; and, in due time, God will deliver you to His intended destination.
Your life will be protected for as long as God has work for you to do. Angelic attendants will be guarding and guiding you every step of the way until you cross the finish line of God’s purpose for your life. And what then? Your angelic attendants will usher you into the kingdom of heaven. Is there anyone reading this right now who would wish to live one moment longer than God has work for him to do? Heaven forbid!
So regardless of where this message finds you, be encouraged and empowered to live the life God is calling you to live with freedom, faithfulness, and joy, knowing that your God is watching over you moment by moment. He commands His angelic attendants to protect you from the evil one and provide for your every need, every day and every step of the way until that glorious day when you cross the Jordan and enter into your eternal rest.
This is the Gospel. This is grace for your race. NEVER FORGET THAT . . . AMEN!