Oh How the world will try it’s best to make you feel as though to stand for the just judgement of God is a waste of time, but for those who know the importance of standing against what even God does not accept it is no small feat unless we place it in the capable hands of God who stands in the hedge with us! (Psalm 94:14-17) For the Lord will not cast off his people, neither will he forsake his inheritance. But judgement shall return unto righteousness: and all the upright in heart shall follow it. Who will rise up for me against the evildoers? or who will stand up for me against the workers of iniquity? Unless the Lord had been my help, my soul had almost dwelt in silence.
When people will not stand for the truth of the holy word of God then they leave him no other choice than to return upon their own head the way they have chosen for themselves . Therefore it is of greater value to take a stand for God then to go where God is not! (Ezekiel 22:29-31) The people of the land have used oppression, and exercised robbery, and have vexed the poor and needy: yea, they have oppressed the stranger wrongfully. And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it: but I found none. Therefore have I poured out mine indignation upon them; I have consumed them with the fire of my wrath: their way have I recompensed upon their heads, saith the Lord.
The joy of the Lord is our strength and just as Job had a hedge of protection placed around him by God that even satan knew about, yet satan was not able to penetrate the faith of Job as he stayed strong and served God. No matter what Job endured he Loved the Lord who stood in the hedge with him as he spoke to his friends and even his wife told him to curse God and die yet Job never waivered in his faith in God! He cursed his day, But never God!!!(Job 1:9-12) Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, Doth Job fear God for nought? Hast not thou made an hedge about him, and about his house, and about all that he hath on every side? thou hast blessed the work of his hands, and his substance is increased in the land. But put forth thine hand now, and touch all that he hath, and he will curse thee to thy face. And the LORD said unto Satan, Behold, all that he hath is in thy power; only upon himself put not forth thine hand. So Satan went forth from the presence of the LORD. (Job 2:9,10).
We are told the field’s are ripe for the harvest, but the labourer’s are few! There are not many who will stand in the hedge for God……Will You?