Saturday, February 24, 2007

To Keep You in ALL Your Ways

For He shall give His angels charge over you,
To keep you in all your ways.
(Psalm 91:11)
Angels are the messengers of God. That is what the Hebrew and Greek words translated as “angel” mean. They are messengers, acting on God’s behalf, not their own. God gives them assignments, and they carry them out.

Here we see that He gives His angels charge over His people. That is, He gives them commands concerning us. He instructs them, appoints them for our benefit. Their assignment: To keep us in all our ways.

The Hebrew word for “keep” means to guard, protect, hedge about. This is where the idea of guardian angels comes from. God sets His angels over us to guard us in all our ways. Our ways are not just the roads and paths we travel, but everything we do. God instructs His angels to guard and protect us everywhere we go and in everything we do.

Notice that God sends His angels to keep us in all our ways. That covers everything, every area of life, all our assets, everything we set our hands to. It covers our homes, our businesses, our ministries. There is a lot of concern over identity theft these days, but God’s angels are able to guard even our identities, our bank accounts, our credit information, our medical information. Angels are hack-proof, because Almighty God has given the assignment.

Now, like everything else in the Christian life, this angelic protection is not automatic, it must be appropriated by faith. Faith is believing the promises of God. Everything God does for us is a gift of His grace, and the way to receive a gift is to say “Thank You,” then begin to use it, treating it as your own, because now it belongs to you.

All who know the Lord Jesus Christ, you are entitled to angelic protection, 24-7, in everything that pertains to you. I give thanks to God everyday for His angels watching over me and my family:

Father, I thank you that you give your angels assignment over me and my wife and my children, to keep us in all our ways, to bear us up in their hands so that we do not even dash our foot against a stone. In Jesus’ name, Amen.