Thursday, September 16, 2010
Kept in His Ways
For He shall give His angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways.
The angels of God are nearer than you may think. They are all around us all the time, taking care of us and ministering to us, even when we are not aware of their presence. That is fine with them, because essentially they are God's secret agents, doing His bidding and the work He has called them to do. Many times, they have intervened in our lives and we didn't even know they were doing so.
According Psalm 91 and other passages of Scripture, angels are actively involved in the life of the Christian. Hebrews 1:14 says that they are ministering spirits, sent forth to minister to those who will inherit salvation. Hebrews 13:2 tells us not to be forgetful to entertain strangers, for in doing so, some have entertained angels without even knowing it. There are so many stories in the Bible of angels who delivered the people of God, such as Daniel in the lion's den and Peter in prison.
But as wonderful as the promise of angelic involvement in our lives is, we must first recognize what the conditions are for this promise to be activated in our lives: "For He shall give His angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways" (Psalm 91:11). Recognize the fact that the phrase "to keep you in all your ways" is not referring to whatever path you choose, but to God's ways.
There is a difference between trusting the Lord and testing Him by taking unnecessary chances with your life or even endangering your spiritual safety by doing stupid things and expecting God to bail you out. God will keep you in all your ways—but your ways must be His ways.
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