“He permitted no man to do them wrong...”
1st Chronicles 16:21 [NKJV]
What would you be willing to do to protect your child from harm?
Whatever that might happen to be... try multiplying that amount by infinity and you will begin to understand how much God cares for you.
Nebuchadnezzar took the sacred vessels from the temple in Jerusalem and placed them in a pagan temple in Shinar (Daniel 1:1-2 NKJV).
After his son Belshazzar became king, one night during a drunken feast...
They brought in the... goblets... from the temple of God... and the king... and his concubines drank from them
Daniel 5:3 [NIV]
Now if they had simply mishandled some worthless old cup, perhaps it might not have mattered. However, God had too much invested in these sacred vessels to allow them to be mistreated.
That night Nebuchadnezzar and his entire kingdom were destroyed because of this unchanging Bible principle:
21 He permitted no man to do them wrong; Yes, He rebuked kings for their sakes, 22 Saying, “Do not touch My anointed ones, And do My prophets no harm.”
1st Chronicles 16:21-22 [NKJV]
14 He permitted no one to do them wrong; Yes, He rebuked kings for their sakes, 15 Saying, “Do not touch My anointed ones, And do My prophets no harm.”
Psalm 105:14-15 [NKJV]
As God’s redeemed child, you are loved, you are valued and you are protected. You can stand on that truth. You may have to fight in a foreign land or live and work in a difficult situation. You may have to endure great hardship for your faith. Regardless, your circumstances do not change the solid rock of God’s holy word.
But understand - God has invested too much in you to let you be destroyed. Any time Satan tries that, God will interrupt his party and say, “This vessel is off limits; it took Me too long to teach this woman to pray. I’ve devoted too many hours to training this man how to overcome. They’ve learned how to stand amidst trials. They’ve suffered too much for My name’s sake for Me to let you harm them. Take your hand off them, they’re Mine!”
Rejoice, today God is protecting you!
Pastor Ng Francis