Daily Devotional: October 07, 2023 - Psalm 34:7

October 07, 2023 1 min read

"The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear him, and he delivers them." —Psalm 34:7

Thoughts on Today’s Verse

Today’s verse brings the image of a protective encampment, a divine security detail arranged around those who fear the Lord. It’s a reminder of the Lord’s commitment to the safety and well-being of His children.

This doesn’t mean trouble won’t knock on our door, but it reassures us that in the face of adversities, we’re not alone. There’s a divine protection, a mighty force encamped around us, ready to intervene.

The key here is the fear of the Lord, a respectful awe that acknowledges His sovereignty and submits to His authority. This reverence aligns us with divine protection. It’s like being in a well-fortified castle where no harm can penetrate. Even amidst storms, there’s a divine assurance of safety, a calm amidst chaos.

As we step out today with a reverential fear of the Lord, we can rest assured that His protective encampment is around us, ready to deliver us from any snare.

My Prayer

Dear God, I am in awe of Your protective love that encamps around me. I pray that my life honors You and reflects a healthy fear of You.

Let Your angelic hosts surround me, my family, and loved ones. Deliver us from evil, guide us in Your truth, and keep us safe from harm.

Your love is a fortress, and in You, I find my refuge. I am grateful for Your constant protection and Your unfailing love. In Jesus’ name, I pray.


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