It is an interesting realization that Christians must come to know. We have a hedge that is placed around us by God to protect us from the adversary. If we are not right with God, and if we are in sin, we are allowing this special hedge that protects us to be taken away from us. If are lives are upside down, we have to ask ourselves, why has this hedge been taken away. What did we do and how can we get right with God to fix this.
Job was a God-fearing servant of the Lord. He really loved the Lord with passion. Job had a hedge that protected him. The devil knew this and had come to temp him and destroy him before but could not. It wasn’t until Job 1:8, “And the LORD said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil?”
Job 1:9 “Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, Doth Job fear God for nought?”
Job 1:10 Hast not thou made an hedge about him, and about his house, and about all that he hath on every side? thou hast blessed the work of his hands, and his substance is increased in the land.
So the devil knew about this special protection that he had. He knew he couldn’t touch him unless this protection was removed.
The point I am trying to make is that God loves us so much that he will give us that same blessing and hedge to protect us. He will deliver us from evil but it is through our own wickedness that we are deceived and go off into the world with pride, leaving God with no choice but to remove his hedge from us.
We might think we can build our own hedge with wealth, hedge funds, credit, etc. but we are only fooling ourselves. This is not what God intended for us. It’s not to say we can’t have these things but if we put them before God than we are worshiping money instead of God. Anytime we put Money before God we are doomed.
We need to understand that money is just a byproduct of value. Money by itself is worthless unless there is value attached to it. All good value comes from the blessings of God. If we build upon false value, or counterfeits, we will fall. Nothing lasts forever.
Pray for God’s hedge to be placed around you. Especially if you are going through hard times, trust in God and ask for his mercy and hedged to be placed around you. If we are being challenged by the world, the last thing we need is more obstacles. We need to stop the bleeding first before we can stabilize otherwise the challenges will keeps coming at us.
God’s love is sufficient and will carry us but we need to learn how to trust in God in a whole new way we never thought of. It is with passion that he loves us so it is with passion that we must love him. We have to get to the highest level of love intensity seeking God with all our heart that we will be able to tune into his Word.
The first commandment is “I am the LORD your God who brought you out of the land of Egypt, from the house of slavery. You shall have no other gods before Me…”.