Forever Vigilant

In this hour, we must be alert to the Word and will of our God.  Our lives depend upon it.

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Text for Today – Psalm 121:4 – Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.

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Have you ever come to the point that you were so sleepy that you would give just about anything to be able to simply shut your eyes and sleep, without interruption?  I’ve experienced that a few times in my life.  They usually occurred while working a third shift job, or driving, usually on my way home.  That feeling can be so miserable, and when you finally come to that place where you can lie down and sleep; oh, how sweet!

But look at our Text for Today.  Our God, our Lord and Savior, our Redeemer, Healer, Deliverer, Provider, and Keeper NEVER sleeps or slumbers.  Now that is awesome!  The King of the ages Who has redeemed us from the curse of the law though His work at Calvary, finished His work, NEVER takes time to sleep or slumber, but rather ever lives to make intercession for you and me, according to the will of the Father.  Now that’s love!

He orders our steps, and is eternally alert and vigilant to every step we take.  If we falter or fail or go astray, He searches for us.  If we stay on track, He anoints our steps so they go smoothly.  His eyes run to and fro in the earth for our blessing because He loves us and wants us to walk in His highest blessing.  How can we not love and honor such a God Who is always on the alert for His children, Who always has our best at heart, Who never leaves nor forsakes us, but is ever with us to the end of this age, Who always hastens over His Word to perform it, and keeps His covenant with us forever?

And let us go a step further.  If He is forever vigilant for, over, and to us, what should be our own state of vigilance for, with, and toward Him?  So, what is it that we can do as believers with all our human frailties that are natural to our physical world?  His Word tells us that we are to pray without ceasing, to rejoice evermore, and to give thanks in everything.  That speaks to us a living with an attitude of gratitude.  His Word tells us that we can walk and not faint, particularly if we are a praying people.  If we will be but vigilant every waking hour, we can rest assured in Him that He never sleeps nor slumbers, but on our behalf is forever vigilant.

Manna for Today – Psalm 121; 1 Peter 3:12; Psalm 37:23; Matthew 26:41; Luke 18:1; Hebrews 7:25