THIS WEEK'S DEVOTIONAL
I will lift up my eyes to the mountains;
From where shall my help come?
My help comes from the LORD,
Who made heaven and earth.
He will not allow your foot to slip;
He who keeps you will not slumber.
Behold, He who keeps Israel
Will neither slumber nor sleep.
The LORD is your keeper;
The LORD is your shade on your right hand.
The sun will not smite you by day,
Nor the moon by night.
The LORD will protect you from all evil;
He will keep your soul.
The LORD will guard your going out and your coming in
From this time forth and forever.
(Psalm 122, NASB)
Keeping us, guarding us, is a repeated promise in this Psalm…The thing is, we need to be willing to be kept, to be guarded. God has set safety features for us in a certain area of life; and it’s up to us to be aware of those, to remain within the boundaries of safety. If we wander, the God who never sleeps is always about calling us back, but it is we who need to take the initiative and respond to that call. May every one of us continue to learn to remain within God’s protective sphere.
Pastor Lisa Bosworth