Hast not thou made an hedge about him, his house, and all that he hath on every side? thou hast blessed the work of his hands, and his substance is increased in the land (Job 1:10 KJV)
Although Satan is a liar and the Father of lies(John 8:44), his comments in scripture sometimes reveal profound truths regarding his spiritual activities. His remarks about Job disclose how God supernaturally protects His children with a hedge.
When the Lord asked Satan about Job, Satan replied,
“Hast not thou made an hedge about him, and about his house, and about all that he hath on every side?” (Job 1:10 KJV).
God had built a hedge of protection around Job that kept Satan and demonic intruders away. It is apparent that Satan had attempted to attack Job but could not break through the hedge of protection. Although nothing was physical around Job, he had the best personal security any human being could ever wish for!
Since Satan could not lie to God, we can receive his comments as accurate. Furthermore, we can verify the truthfulness of this hedge of protection from other parts of scripture. When Pharoah and his host pursued the Israelites after they left Egypt, the scripture says,
“And the angel of God, which went before the camp of Israel, removed and went behind them; and the pillar of the cloud went from before their face, and stood behind them: And it came between the camp of the Egyptians and the camp of Israel; and it was a cloud and darkness to them, but it gave light by night to these: so that the one came not near the other all the night” (Exodus 14:19–20 KJV).
God’s pillar, a physical pillar of fire, created a hedge or wall between the Israelites and Pharoah’s army. Similarly, when the Syrian army came to attack Elisha, there was a host of chariots and horses of fire around Elisha( 2 Ki. 6:17). The Psalmist summarized this truth beautifully in the verse below:
“As the mountains are round about Jerusalem, So the Lord is round about his people From henceforth even for ever” (Psalm 125:2 KJV).
So there is a spiritual hedge of protection erected by God around you. Although you might never see it with your physical eyes, know and believe that there is a hedge of fire around you and all that is yours.
Take a moment and ponder upon this truth. Say the words of Ps. 125:2 again and again as you mutter them in light of the truth in this devotional.
Apply the Word
Trust in the Word. Accept and believe that there is indeed a hedge of protection around you. You are not a vagabond on earth—your Father surrounds you with a fire barrier.
Thank the Lord for the hedge of fire around you.