Morning Piety: How A Private Man Must Begin the Morning with Piety – Meditations for the Morning – 2

From Bayly.

2. Thou knowest not how near, the evil spirit which night and day, like a roaring lion, walketh about seeking to devour thee (1 Pet. v. 8; Job i. 7) was to thee while thou wast asleep and not able to help thyself; and thou knowest not what mischief he would have done to thee, had not God hedged thee and thine with his ever-waking Providence, and guarded thee with his holy and blessed angels (Job i. 10; Psal. cxxi. 4; Psalm 34:7; Gen. xxxii. 1, 2; 2 Kings vi. 16.)


I Pt. 5:8  Be sober, be watchful: your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour,

Job 1:7  And Jehovah said unto Satan, Whence comest thou? Then Satan answered Jehovah, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it.

Job 1:10  Hast not thou made a 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.

Ps. 121:4  Behold, he that keepeth Israel will neither slumber nor sleep.

Ps. 34:7 The angel of the Lord encampeth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them.

Gen. 32:1, 2 1 And Jacob went on his way, and the angels of God met him. 2And when Jacob saw them, he said, This is God’s host: and he called the name of that place Mahanaim.

2 Kg. 6:16  And he answered, Fear not; for they that are with us are more than they that are with them.