The act of protecting, or condition of being kept from harm; defense;2.
A person, place, or thing which we value and as much as possible we prevent itfrom damages.3.
Protection of God is:1.
Isa. 41:10; Isa. 50:72.
Protection of God is afforded to:1.
Ps. 14:6; Ps. 72:12-143.
Matthew 16:18; Acts 20:285.
, God’s protection cannot be found on:
We have policemen for our protection from syndicates.2.
We have the Armed Forces of the Philippines to protect us from conquerorsand foreign invaders.3.
At home, our father is the defender of our home and family. He is the door, theroof and the building of the family.4.
Biblical examples of God’s protection:
Peter when he was imprisoned
Paul when he was preaching the word of God in the synagogues inCorinth
Acts 18:9-10; Acts 26:173.
Daniel when he was in the Lion’s den, an angel of God came down to
shut the mouth of the Lions
The Shepherd’s rod and staff were common tools for tending the flock. At the
same time, they were weapons of defense from grave threats posted by vicious wolvesout to eat the sheep.As Christians, we can see how God protected His prophets and apostles intheir ministry. They put their trust in the Lord that they would always be kept safefrom harm and danger. They prayed and they never lost their hope and faith to Him.God is always here for our loved ones. Take the case of Daniel. We can see how
God saved Daniel’s friends when they were sent to be burned (Daniel 3:19
-30). Inverse 25, we can see how Jesus Christ protected them.God is always here to protect us from temptations and dangers coming fromforces that are beyond our control. God knows that on our own, we cannotsuccessfully defend ourselves from the challenges that we meet as we proceed in ourlives as Christians. He also sets us towards his church where we can meet the comfortand protection that we need from our brethren therein.
“Surely goodness and loving kindness will follow me and all the days of my life,and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever”
Verse 6 talks about hope.