They are tasked to protect the back side if there is an attack.
Reference: “Truly he is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will never be shaken.” Psalm 62:2 NIV
Explore: Someone recently posted this explanation of a pack of wolves, walking in a long line, on the move:
The three in front are old & sick, they walk in front to set the pace of the running group lest they get left behind.
The next five are the strongest & best, they are tasked to protect the front side if there is an attack.
The pack in the middle are always protected from any attack.
The five behind them are also among the strongest & best; they are tasked to protect the back side if there is an attack.
The last one is the LEADER. He ensures that no one is left behind. He keeps the pack unified and on the same path. He is always ready to run in any direction to protect & serves as the ‘bodyguard’ to the entire group.
Just in case anyone wanted to know what it really means to be a leader. It’s not about being out front. It means taking care of the team.
Application: This made me think of our ultimate leader, God. He isn’t showy or brash. He often works in quiet and mysterious ways.
As the Creator of the universe He could pull any amazing stunt to prove He is real. Instead, He works in the background through impacting people’s real lives.
He is always there for us, always supports us and protects us. Never doubt His power, but be comforted that He never leaves us behind.
Prayer: Lord, thank You for Your love and support You offer us all. Amen.
What do you appreciate about God’s leadership?
This article was written by Linda Bailey
Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.
Excellent devotion and insight. Always enjoy starting my day with your thoughtful words and encouragements