Tuesday, October 05, 2021


As well as hiding us so that we are beyond the reach of the enemy, the Lord also assigns guards to protect  us. 

Sometimes, he assigns people to protect us. An example of this is described in the lovely book of  Ruth in  chapter 2 verse 5 - 8.

Boaz asked the overseer of his harvesters, “Who does that young woman belong to?”

The overseer replied, “She is the Moabite who came back from Moab with Naomi. She said, ‘Please let me glean and gather among the sheaves behind the harvesters.’ She came into the field and has remained here from morning till now, except for a short rest in the shelter.”

So Boaz said to Ruth, “My daughter, listen to me. Don’t go and glean in another field and don’t go away from here. Stay here with the women who work for me. Watch the field where the men are harvesting, and follow along after the women. I have told the men not to lay a hand on you. And whenever you are thirsty, go and get a drink from the water jars the men have filled.”

This story tells of how Ruth, a faithful and loyal woman who trusted  God, found protection in the care of the Lord's servant. The land owner, called Boaz, charged his employees to respect her and thus she was able to safely work in the fields.

In other cases, the Lord gives His Angels charge over us. In Psalm 34 verse 6 - 7, it describes how the Lord's Angels encircle where we live so that enemies can't get at us. It says this:

This poor man cried out, and the Lord heard him, And saved him out of all his troubles.

The angel of the Lord encamps all around those who fear Him, And delivers them.

Our Lord protects us by putting his holy angels as protectors and guardians over our lives.

Bless the name of the Lord. 


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