LORD OF HOSTS
(Isa 6:3) And one cried to another and said: "Holy, holy, holy is the LORD of hosts; The whole earth is full of His glory!"
Isaiah called God the Lord of hosts, or in Hebrew, “Lord of Sabaoth”. It means that God is the Lord over all the army of angels. How many angels are there? They are innumerable (Heb 12:22). And they exist to minister to those who are God’s kids (Heb 1:14). They guide us (Gen 24:7, 40) protect us (Psa 91:11-12), provide for us (1 Kings 19:5-8) and much more.
At the recent Kern River church-rafting trip we hit a particular big rapid and all the children stayed safely in the raft while all the adults fell out (the guide in the back excepted). The water was extremely frigid and the whitewater considerably turbulent and to see it all happen as it did I’d have to be as dumb as a donkey to not believe in angels. The Lord of hosts was with us. Just how many angels were there protecting us I don’t know but in Hezekiah’s time it was just one angel from God who slew 185,000 of the Assyrian army (2 Kings 19:35).
If God is the Lord of an innumerable host of angels, don’t you think He could spare a few for you? We don’t want to worship angels or get too enamored with them (Col 2:18) but we do thank God for them. They are dispatched by God in times of need and up in heaven we will be praising God along with them around the throne (Rev 5:11-13).
Life is risky at times but as you go out into the big world each day, remember to not only buckle up but also to also lift up . . . a prayer of protection over you and your loved ones. God has you covered because He is the Lord of hosts!