Day Two: All Day, All Night

Psalm 121:3-4 (NIV)

He will not let your foot slip—
    he who watches over you will not slumber;
indeed, he who watches over Israel
    will neither slumber nor sleep.

The phrase “he who watches” is derived from the Hebrew term for “guardian.”

“What does the doctrine of Yahweh’s guardianship mean?  He protects, guides, and blesses his own.  He will not permit them to totter or stumble.”  [Willem VanGemeren, Psalms – Expositor’s Bible Commentary, p. 895]

More than just our Guardian, God guards us all day, all night, and all the time!  He never sleeps and never tires.  He never stops protecting us, guiding us, and blessing us!

When was the last time you pulled an all-nighter?  When was the last time you overslept?  How does the fact that God never rests assure you of his protection, guidance, and blessing?

Is there an area in your life that you need God’s immediate protection or direction?  If so, present your request to God and trust in him.

How can you practically live in this reality and depend on God’s incessant guardianship in your life?

As we close in prayer, ask God to help us depend on his protection and guidance in all aspects of our lives, families, and communities.

– GW

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