Date: October 28, 2014 10:15 PM
Topic: +DEV+ Our Protection Cloak
Our Protection Cloak
"...I spread the corner of my garment over you and covered you...and you became mine." (Ezekiel 16:8)
"Show the wonder of your great love, you who save by your right hand those who take refuge in you..." (Psalm 17:7)
Scripture Focus: Psalm 17:1-8
In the Lord of the Rings, Sam and Frodo hide under an elvish cloak whose magical qualities protect them. Under it they cannot even be seen by their enemy! The Bible speaks of a man spreading his cloak over his wife as he takes her in marriage and protects her. A Christian husband protects his wife not only by investigating strange noises in the night. He also watches over her physical and spiritual state daily; he works to provide a salary; he slows her down when she is overworked or urges her on when she lacks confidence. He insists that the children respect and obey her. He listens to her, anticipates her needs and protects and guards her reputation.
These qualities are mere human reflections of the protection Jesus provides for us. We have a cloak far more powerful than the elvish cloak. Our heavenly protector has taken us under His cloak of protection and blessing. Though the devil prowls, seeking to devour, he has no power to drag us out from the protection of Jesus' mantle of righteousness.
Insight: "Keep me as the apple of your eye; hide me in the shadow of your wings." (Psalm 17:8)
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