November 7, 2023
"He will command his angels... to guard you in all your ways." Ps 91:11 NIV
In Scripture there are over three hundred references to angels, and they're described in two words: many and mighty. But it took only one angel to shut the mouths of lions for Daniel and bring Peter out of prison the night before he was due to be executed. And do you remember Elisha's servant? When an enemy army surrounded the city of Dothan, Elisha asked God to open his servant's eyes: "And the Lord opened the eyes of the young man; and he saw: and, behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha" (2Ki 6:17).
If God opened your eyes today, what would you see? Angels escorting your children to school? Protecting you from drunk drivers? Guiding the hand of the surgeon? Guarding you while you sleep? One Bible teacher says, "If you're a believer, expect powerful angels to accompany you in your life's experience." Does everybody have an angel looking out for them? No, the Bible says, "All angels [are] ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation" (Heb 1:14 NIV).
When you reject Jesus, you forfeit the ultimate security, but when you accept Him as Lord and Savior, you get around-the-clock protection because "the angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear him" (Ps 34:7 NIV).
Note, your angel doesn't just wave as he flies past; he pitches his tent, lingers, and keeps vigilance. You can rest secure beneath the shadow of his wings—if that doesn't lower your anxiety level, nothing will! The fact is, some of the wealthiest people on the planet don't have it that good!
How blessed we are.