Friday, May 1, 2009
My God Never Sleeps
Psa 121:4 Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.
Slumber and sleep are two completely different words. Slumber indicates getting drowsy and nodding off. Sleep, on the other hand, means to remain long in unconsciousness.
When Elijah challenged the prophets of baal on top of Mt. Carmel, he taunted them because their false god didn't answer their incantations to consume their sacrifice. He said, “maybe your god is sleeping, or perhaps is on a journey, better cry a little louder, maybe you'll wake him up.” Jehovah God, on the other hand answered in a powerful manner.
I am happy to announce that my God is alive, alert and attentive to every need in the life of His children. He sees, He hears, He knows and He acts, time after time.
The rest of this wonderful, assuring chapter tells us that the Lord is actively watching out for us in the most minute of details. He watches our every step, orders shade to hide us from the sun's harmful rays, and preserves us as we go out and as we come in.
Be assured, friend, that God is attentive to your plight. He neither slumbers nor sleeps.