“Shomer Yisrael”

So Jacob called the name of the place Peniel (face of God): “For I have seen God face to face, and my life is preserved.” Genesis 32:30.

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Preserved, shamar; Strong’s # 8104: To guard, keep, protect, preserve; watch over, care for, safekeep. First mention appears in Genesis 2:15, where Adam was to tend and keep the Garden of Eden. People have been instructed to guard the covenant, the Sabbath, or the Commandments (Gen. 17:9; Ex.31:14; Deut. 28:9).

The participle shomer means “guardian,” or “he who watches,” that is, a watchman or shepherd. The Lord is called “shomer Yisrael,” the “One who guards Israel”; This Keeper never slumbers and never sleeps, but is always on duty (Ps. 121:4).

Israels lionIt would be wise to not forget who guards Israel.

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Chris
    Apr 04, 2013 @ 03:40:53

    Reblogged this on Wings of the Wind and commented:
    I, like Manny, think it is foolish to be against Israel. God’s covenants are everlasting.

    Reply

  2. Chris
    Apr 06, 2013 @ 23:27:20

    “The covenant which He made with Abraham,
    And His oath to Isaac.

    “He also confirmed it to Jacob for a statute,
    To Israel as an everlasting covenant…”

    Very fitting verses for those of us who are friends of Israel.

    Reply

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