A Good Place to Be

Isaiah 31:5

Like birds hovering overhead, so the Lord of hosts will protect Jerusalem; he will protect and deliver it, he will spare and rescue it.

Romans 8:31 (NIV)

If God is for us, who can be against us?


Several years ago, as I was driving out of a gas station, a man about my age gave me the proverbial one finger salute. I’m not certain it had to do with the fact that I was wearing a clerical collar at the time or not, that’s my guess. I was actually a bit surprised at his gesture; I had done nothing intentionally to provoke such an action. Whatever I had or had not done seemed not to be the issue. He simply expressed his contempt toward me.

There are many enemies committed to our destruction. ISIS terrorists, hard core Communists, North Korean dictators all wish to do us harm. Add to those enemies, the horde of Satan’s cabal. Consider the thief who steals, kills, and destroys. What of the human traffier who abuses people or the embezzler who wipes out people’s retirement accounts? Each of these are aligned against good decent people that we are.

Above all those, however, is the Lord God of angels and archangels and all the company of heaven. He protects his people. He delivers those who look to him. He will rescue us at the break of day.

Today I will have many opportunities to align myself with God and his purposes. I will have business dealings, work conversations, traffic interactions, and one-on-one conversations with friends and acquaintances. Through it all, I will seek to align myself with God’s purposes and will. I will do that not only so that I don’t become a target for God’s rebuke as he saves his people, but also because I have been saved, and wish to remain under the protection of the Lord of angel armies. When danger comes near, that is a good place to be!

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