HEDGE OF PROTECTION

The hedge between Ray’s and the Shell station. Grand Haven, MI.

Many of us have heard the expression “hedge of protection”. We pray for God to put a hedge  around us when we feel we need extra protection (when driving on icy roads, for example). We also pray for a hedge of protection around certain events like Sunday morning worship or some special Christian or humanitarian gathering. Where did the phrase come from? The answer is in the Biblical book of Job. Satan is talking to God about Job. God tells Satan Job  “is blameless and upright, a man who fears God and shuns evil.” (Job 1:8). Satan replies in verses 9 and 10, “Does Job fear God for nothing?” Satan replied. “Have you not put a hedge around him and his household and everything he has?”

Have you ever felt the peace of having God’s hedge of protection around you? I have and it’s a wonderful feeling.  The next time you feel a need for extra protection, either for yourself or someone else, ask God for it.  He will answer you.

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