Daily Devotional from Pastor Mary 9-26-19

Psalm 91:1-4, 11 The Voice (VOICE)

Do you believe in guardian angels? Guardian angels serve Almighty God and are messengers sent to help and protect God’s people against the attempts of evil. In the Book of Exodus, God promises to be with his people by sending angels to protect them on their journey and lead them into the Promised Land (23:20). In the Book of Revelation, four angels will hold back God’s judgment until His people are sealed and the angels will bind Satan for 1,000 years during the millennial reign of Christ (7:1, 20:1-3). Angels—guardians of God’s people, worshipers and proclaiming of God’s holy and powerful presence—have been a part of God’s story from Genesis through Revelation. Angels are never to be worshiped, but they are a great blessing sent by God to guard and protect the beloved Bride of Christ.

In our passage today from the Psalter, the psalmist leads us into a place of trust as we focus on our Protector—Almighty God—who puts his angels around those who take refuge in him.

Psalm 9:1-4, 11
He who takes refuge in the shelter of the Most High
will be safe in the shadow of the Almighty.
He will say to the Eternal, “My shelter, my mighty fortress,
my God, I place all my trust in You.”
For He will rescue you from the snares set by your enemies who entrap you
and from deadly plagues.
Like a bird protecting its young, God will cover you with His feathers,
will protect you under His great wings;
His faithfulness will form a shield around you, a rock-solid wall to protect you.
He will command His heavenly messengers to guard you,
to keep you safe in every way.

Prayer: Lord, thank you for your guardian angels who watch over all who take shelter in you; who live in obedience to enjoy your holy and faithful presence. Thank you for appointing angels to protect me and my loved ones. You are my shelter, my mighty fortress, my God in whom I trust. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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