"Your greatest contribution to the Kingdom of God may not be something you do, but someone you raise." ~Andy Stanley

January 28, 2015

Wednesdays in the Word

When God Keeps You:

Oh my goodness, I love this!
 Psalm 121 mentions 'keeps' 7 times.
'Keeps' in the Hebrew, is shamar and it means "to exercise great care over or watch closely."

Here's how God keeps us:

"He who keeps you will not slumber,
Behold, He who keeps Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.
The Lord is your keeper...
The Lord shall keep you from all evil. (Love that!)
He shall keep your soul.
The Lord shall keep your going out and your coming in from this time forth, and even forevermore."

How awesome that He, the God of Heaven, exercises such great care and watches us so closely!

My favorite of those is "The Lord shall shamar (or keep) you from all evil."
And evil here is Ra which means "immoral or unethical actions performed by others." How awesome is that!?

Adam was told to keep the garden of Eden in Gen. 2:15 and guess what we are suppose to  shamar? 

"Keep your heart with all diligence, for out it spring the issues of life." Prov. 4:23


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