He Never Sleeps Nor Slumber

Scriptures: Psalm 121: 1-8 - I will lift up my eyes to the hills, from whence come my help. (2) My help comes from the LORD, who made heaven and earth. (v3) He will not allow your foot to be moved; He who keeps you will not slumber. (v4) Behold He who keeps Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep. (v5) The LORD is your keeper; The LORD is your shade at your right hand. (v6) The sun will not strike you by day nor the moon by night. (v7) The LORD shall preserve you from all evil; He shall preserve your soul. (v8) The LORD shall preserve your going out and your coming in. From this time forth and even forevermore.

When I was a child my parents taught us two prayers.

A prayer before we ate our meal, and a bedtime prayer. God is great, God is good, let us thank Him for our food. By His hands we are feed thank you Lord for our daily bread. Amen

Now I lay me down to sleep, I pray the LORD my soul to keep. If I die before I wake, I pray the LORD my soul to take. Amen

These two prayers followed me until I became a Christian. Then I was introduced to the LORD’s Prayer and several prayers that actually came from the Bible.

I learned Psalm 121 early in my Christian walk. Every time I read it my faith grows as a result of it.

Like David I can personally lift my eyes to the hills from whence comes my help? It has and will always come from my LORD and Savior Jesus Christ. If He created Heaven and Earth, and created me, surly He can keep me. David said “He who keeps Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.” Jesus watches over me 24/7. I have nothing to fear, Jesus has me, He has my family and He has those who are His. David said from experience that the “LORD shall preserve you from all evil.” He shall preserve your soul. Saints of the Living GOD, if Jesus is not keeping you from the evil one then who is? He is the one who has His hand upon us. The LORD shall preserve your going out and your coming in. From this time forth, and even forevermore.

Over the years I acknowledge that His Grace and His Grace alone has kept me in ways that has yet to be revealed to me, if He chooses to reveal it. I can recall looking back over my life and personally know that I am still alive, all because He who keeps me shall neither slumber nor sleep.

Prayer: Eternal God in the name of my King of Glory Jesus I bow. I know that it is no merit of my own that I am being kept by Jesus. His unconditional and committed love for me is so overwhelming. May my love for you be a love of loyalty to serve you.

(by Debbie Meadows)


Toni Lawson - November 1st, 2020 at 6:13am

Amen Sis. Debbie. Thanks for the reminder of the comforting words of Psalm 121. Thank you LORD for being my keeper.

Kim - November 1st, 2020 at 6:31am

Thank You Jesus!

Star Brewington - November 1st, 2020 at 7:24am

Hallelujah! One of my favorite Bible verses. Thank you Lord for continuing to be my Keeper!!

Deborah Whye - November 1st, 2020 at 7:29am

Amen my sister. He is a keeper! Glory to God!

Alvin Mccoy - November 1st, 2020 at 10:04am

Amen. Thank you Lord for being abundant with your blessings and promises.

Novella D Carpenter - November 1st, 2020 at 11:38am

Amen! Thank you, Lord, for that childhood foundation. Many share your experience as a child. Thank you, Lord, for equipping us in Your Word. I am encouraged by your devotion.

Gwen M - November 1st, 2020 at 7:21pm

Thank You Jesus for being my Keeper for all the days of my Life. Your Word of Truth is Great Comfort. Praises to You Always!!

Pat T - November 2nd, 2020 at 3:37pm

Amen!! His Grace alone. Praise the Lord.

Gloria - December 26th, 2022 at 3:19am

Thank you sister, this Psalm has so encouraged me on this Boxing day morning.😇

I have not meditated on it for a long time.

I feel refreshed and encouraged. God's Word is life and living. Praise the Lord.







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