“Morning by morning, O Lord, you hear my voice”

Psalm 5:3

“Ten Thousand Deliverances”

(Please read Hebrews 1:13-14)

March 8

“To suit the spirit of the age, the Evil One, the grand and original liar and murderer, has, in his deep and malignant counsels and policies, endeavored to annihilate the fear of his devices and stratagems, by denying his own existence, annihilating all faith in his own being and malignancy, and in that of his fallen spirits, his evil demons, and other devices.”

Alexander Campbell wrote these gloomy, but true, words over 150 years ago. But in an earlier speech he offered comfort because of the “ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands of angels of light, all of whom are angels of mercy and sentinels of defense around the dwellings of the righteous. . .” He went on to present this enticing scenario: “With what unspeakable pleasure may some happy being in this assembly yet sit down, side by side, with his own guardian spirit under the eternally verdant boughs of the life-restoring tree in the paradise of God, and listen to the ten thousand deliverances effected for him by the kind ministrations of that generous and beneficent minister of grace, that watched his path, numbered his steps, and encamped around his bed from the first to the last moment of his terrestrial day!”

We don’t know the details of how God guards us, but isn’t it wonderful to know that we don’t have to fight Satan alone! So we sing songs like “In the Hour of Trial” with full confidence that God will take care of us. It would be fitting to thank him now for every deliverance we’ve experienced and take him with us to meet the new day.

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