Daily Devotions with Spurgeon: 13th November

The Unfailing Watch

Behold, he who keeps Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep. (Psalm 121:4)

YHWH is “the Keeper of Israel.” No form of unconsciousness ever steals over Him, neither the deeper slumber nor the slighter sleep. He never fails to watch the house and the heart of His people. This is a sufficient reason for our resting in perfect peace. When we lie defenseless, the LORD Himself will cover our head.

The Lord keeps His people as a rich man keeps his treasure, as a sentry keeps watch over his sovereign. None can harm those who are in such keeping. Let me put my soul into His dear hands. He never forgets us, never ceases actively to care for us, never finds Himself unable to preserve us.

O my Lord, keep me, lest I wander and fall and perish. Keep me, that I may keep your commandments. By your unslumbering care, prevent my sleeping like the sluggard and perishing like those who sleep the sleep of death.

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