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  • Henry Omotayo

Help From The Not Gods?

Psalm 121:1-8

Message No. 0586 | Twitter @GodandUs |

Does your helper sleep? Does he or she doze off occasionally? If you answered yes to any of those questions, it means that this helper is not God. Many people have guards who are supposed to keep them safe at night. They may put the guards in small houses at the entrance of their gates to ensure that anyone coming in or trying to intrude would first pass through them and they have to be sure that the person means no harm before letting them into the house. Other arrangements are much more serious than just having someone at the entrance of the gate. These have real armed guards who are supposed to shoot at intruders if it becomes necessary. The problem is that one thing is common to them all: they are human beings and as long as they remain humans, they run under the law of periodic body weakness and sleep.

The folly of total reliance on security guards has no limits. I’ve heard of guards who connive with outsiders to rob or even kill their masters. I’ve heard of some who are overpowered by armed robbers and are killed before the robbers shoot their ways into the house and rob the homeowners. If you think that these are low-profile guards, just read the story of a president whose presidential home was recently broken into and he got killed in the process. Can you ever imagine that? The president of a country, guarded by the most powerful security forces of the land! If your guard sleeps or slumbers, your security cannot be relied on in the day of trouble.

There’s only one way to be sure of total safety. In Psalm 121 verses 4-8, the Bible says:

Indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. The Lord watches over you—the Lord is your shade at your right hand; the sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon by night. The Lord will keep you from all harm—he will watch over your life; the Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore.

Only the God who created the heavens and the earth is capable of fulfilling these statements. He is the God who has no limits. According to Numbers chapter 23 verse 19, He is not a human being like us. This means that He does not operate under the law of sleep, but that’s not all, the Bible verse says that if He ever promises something, He fulfils it. Just look at His promise in verse 6 of Psalm 121. It says that the sun will not harm you by day nor the moon by night. God is able to make this promise because He made the sun and the moon and can manipulate them to fulfil His promise.

Trusting in anything other than God is time wasting. In Psalm 20 verses 7 and 8, the Bible says that some people put their trusts in chariots and others in horses, and their end is not good. Also, in Psalm 16 verse 4, the Bible says:

Their sorrows shall be multiplied who hasten after another god; Their drink offerings of blood I will not offer, Nor take up their names on my lips.

Putting one’s trust in other gods only leads to sorrow, and according to this verse, multiples of sorrows. If you are looking for help and all you are getting is multiples of sorrows, wouldn’t you say it’s time to change your source? It doesn’t matter how much you try or how much the proponents or priests of those gods would have you believe; the destination is always a dead end and there will always be an explanation to make sure that you keep spending your time and money for nothing. The not-Gods never work. Only God can help you. In Psalm 121 verses 1 and 2, the Bible says:

I lift up my eyes to the mountains—where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.

It is not a sin to ask for help from human beings; we all do. However, we must all have our eyes on the God who would use those people to help us. Our prayers must always be for God to grant us favor even as we ask people to help us. Without God’s favor, our human helpers are powerless. As for the non-human helpers, please don’t waste your precious time and resources. What’s the wisdom in asking things which cannot move to help? I pray that you never lack help from the right sources, in Jesus’s name. Amen.

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 Lord I know that I am a sinner and I am unable to save myself. I am sorry for my sins and I pray that you please forgive me. I am aware that Your Son Jesus died for my sins and I accept Him as my Lord and savior. I surrender my life unto you from this moment. Please take control of my entire being and help me to be obedient to your Word, going forward. Thank you, Lord, for hearing me. I have prayed in Jesus’ name. Amen.
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