“He will not allow your foot to be moved. He who keeps you will not slumber.” Psalm 121:3

This is a choice stanza for pilgrims to the celestial city.

“He will not allow your foot to be moved.” Though the paths of life are dangerous and difficult, yet we shall stand fast, for Jehovah will not permit our feet to slide; and if He will not allow it, we shall never be moved! If our foot is thus kept, we may be sure that our head and heart will be preserved also! Those who have God for their keeper shall be safe from all the perils of the way.

Among the hills and ravines of Palestine, the keeping of the feet is a great mercy. But in the slippery paths of a tempted, tried and afflicted believer, the blessing of upholding is of priceless value, for a single false step might cause us a fall fraught with awful danger! To stand ‘steadfast’ and pursue our holy way is a blessing which only God can give. It is worthy of His divine hand and worthy also of our perennial gratitude. Our feet shall move in heavenly progress and we shall never be overthrown!

“He who keeps you will not slumber.” We could not stand a moment if our Divine Keeper were to sleep! We need Him by day and by night. Not a single step can be safely taken except under His guardian eye. God is the convoy and body-guard of His people. When dangers are all around us, we are safe because our Preserver is awake, and will not permit us to be moved. No fatigue of exhaustion can cast our God into sleep–His watchful eyes are never closed!

– C. H. Spurgeon

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