God keeps watch
“Behold, he who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. The Lord is your shade on your right hand.” (Psalm 121:4-5)
The Lord is described as “He who keeps you” (in Psalm 121:3) and as “He who keeps Israel.” He is like a personal protector for believers on their life journey, and also for the entire nation of Israel whom He had promised protection.
When the moment of Jesus’ suffering and death approached, He warned His followers. After all, this would be a profound trial for them too. Jesus said to them, “Watch and pray that you may not enter into temptation.” (Matthew 26:41) Years later, the apostle Paul urged his readers, “Be watchful, stand firm in the faith.” (1 Corinthians 16:13)
A soldier who falls asleep is vulnerable. He can easily be attacked by the enemy. Similarly, if we are not vigilant, we too can be surprised by an attack from the devil. But even if our attention slackens and we “fall asleep,” our Lord does not. He protects us. He is always awake and alert.
What dangers can threaten you if you are not alert? How does it help you in this that the Lord God never sleeps or slumbers?