5480 protection

5480 protection

Defence from attack, hurt or exploitation. The ultimate protector is God but he also uses others in defending the weak and needy.

Protection from oppression

Ps 72:4 See also Dt 10:18; Ps 12:5; Ps 35:10; Lk 1:51-53

Protection from exploitation

Job 24:3-4 See also Pr 30:14; Eze 18:10-13; Am 4:1; Am 8:4-6; Mk 12:38-40; Jas 5:1-6

Means of protection against physical attack

Armour 1Sa 17:38; 1Ki 20:11; Jer 46:4

Shields Jer 46:3

Helmets 1Sa 17:38; Jer 46:4

Spiritual protection

Jn 17:11-12 See also Jn 10:28-29; 1Co 10:13; Php 1:6; Php 4:7; 2Ti 1:12; 1Pe 1:5; Jude 24

Believers need protection from spiritual dangers

From Satan 1Pe 5:8 See also Job 1:9; Mt 6:13; Jn 17:15; Eph 6:11-12; 2Th 2:9; 2Th 3:3

From Satan’s agents in the world Jn 15:18-19 See also Ps 27:2; Ps 31:15; Ps 109:1-3,31; Mic 7:2-3; Mt 10:28-29,36; Lk 1:68-74; Ro 8:36; 1Jn 3:13; 1Jn 4:4

God protects his people

By watching over them and helping them Ps 121:5 See also 1Sa 2:9; Ps 1:6; Ps 34:15; Ps 37:40; Ps 40:17; Ps 140:1; 2Co 1:10

By his presence with them Heb 13:5 See also Jos 1:5; Ps 119:116,170; Isa 43:1-3; Jn 16:33; Ac 18:10

By sending angels to protect them Ps 34:7 See also Ge 21:17; Ex 23:20; Nu 22:22,24,26,31,34; 2Ki 6:17; Ps 91:11; Mt 18:10; Heb 1:14

By using people to defend them Pr 31:8-9 See also Nu 35:25; Isa 1:17; Isa 58:6; Jer 5:28; Jer 22:16; Lk 10:33-35; Jas 1:27

Conditions of God’s protection

Prayer Ps 72:12 See also Job 6:23; Ps 59:1; Ps 82:3; Ps 145:19; Jn 17:11

Right attitudes Ps 91:14 See also Dt 23:14; Ps 116:6; Pr 2:7-8,11; Pr 11:6; Pr 14:3; 1Co 13:7

See also

2330Christ as shepherd
4110angels
4126Satan, resistance to
5209armour
5291defence
5315fortifications
5454power, God’s saving
5490refuge
5527shield
8421equipping, physical
8727enemies
8794persecution

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