What is protection?
- Taking care of something or someone weaker.
"for example, childhood, the elderly".
- What serves to shelter; shelter, guardhouse.
For example against the rain.
What does the Bible say about Protection?
What is divine protection?
Sometimes we may hear the phrase divine protection uttered in a prayer at church or in a life group. But what is it?
In essence, it is what it looks like. God protects His people from evil. Sometimes it can be physical threat. Other times, God can protect us from spiritual forces, mental harm or other threats.
We have to keep in mind, sometimes God allows us to endure various trials. The apostle Paul, for example, experienced physical and mental illness, but God's grace helped him in his weakest moments.
The following verses speak specifically about how to protect ourselves from threats that may appear once in life or every day.
Psalm 91:1-3 "He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High, who abides in the shadow of the Almighty, will say to the Lord, 'My refuge and my fortress; my God, in whom I trust.' For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence."
2 Samuel 22:4 call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised, and I am saved from my enemies.
David sings this praise to the Lord. Throughout the life of the Israelite king, he fled from enemies ranging from King Saul to the son who tried to dethrone him. God protected him in every case.
Psalm 23:5 "You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies, you anoint my head with oil, my cup overflows.
One of the most quoted chapters in the Bible includes a statement interesting. God prepares a table in the presence of our enemies. God provides protection for us, even in the presence of our enemy.
Psalm 4:8 "In peace I will also lie down and sleep, for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety."
One of the most vulnerable positions we can be in is sleep. But we can rest in the fact that in the shadow of God's wings we are safe.
Proverbs 18:10 "A strong tower is the name of the LORD; the righteous shall run to it, and shall be in high refuge. "
When spiritual battles rage around us, we can flee to the Lord. He is a fortress and will protect us against the blows of the devil.
Psalm 32:7 "You are my hiding place; you preserve me from trouble; you gird me with songs of deliverance."
Often our homes can serve as a hiding place from the mission field around us, but we can think of God as a type of home. When we dwell in it, we receive protection from trouble.
Isaiah 49:25 "But thus saith the LORD, Surely the captives shall be taken away from the mighty, and the prey of the tyrant shall escape: for I will plead with them that contend with you, and your children I will redeem."
Psalm 121:8 "The Lord will keep your going out and your coming in, from this time forth and for evermore."
God cares for you, of us, no matter where we are in the world. Whether in the process of going or coming to a certain destination, at home or abroad, he will serve as a watchman for us.
Proverbs 3:23-26 "Then you will walk on your way securely and your foot will not stumble. If you sit down, you will not be afraid; when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet. Do not be afraid of sudden panic, or of the ruin of the wicked, when it comes; for the Lord will be your confidence and will keep your foot from being caught."
God protects us no matter where we go (unless we go to places which God forbids). He will keep our foot from being taken. We do not need to be afraid of any disaster that might befall us, because He will be with us every step (or mile) of the way.
What is vehicle protection?
Vehicle protection it is a way to protect your vehicle without a high expense. This service has its coverage financed from an apportionment. In this system, members share among themselves the monthly costs of events that occur during this period (robberies, thefts, collisions, among others).
Imagine that you and 10 other neighbors decide to put together a fund so that, in case one of you has a problem with your vehicle, you can have money saved for repairs, or even for the purchase of a new vehicle. You would have to calculate how it works:
- Average monthly cost of possible claims, take care of accounting and legal aspects, verify that claims were legitimate, hire reliable mechanics, etc. In addition, due to the small number of participants in this "Association", the final cost would be too high for each of the participants, which would result in probable defaults and future problems.
- Vehicle Protection is basically that: a fund, managed by a duly legalized and registered Association, where Members share among themselves the monthly costs of claims incurred during the period.
What is parental protection?
At first, the care and protection of parents is fundamental for the development of the child. In the absence of one of the parents, it generates some mild or serious problems in the child's life.
And when the father is not present?
The absence of the father can generate insecurity or even aggression for the child. At school, for example, this can be reflected in difficulty concentrating and poor school performance. However, this is not a rule or something that cannot be restored. The absence of the father does not necessarily represent the absence of the representation of the father figure, or of the masculine. According to child and adolescent psychotherapist Monica Pessanha, "this function can be performed by anyone and will permeate the child's path to adulthood".
But that does not mean that mothers do not play this role too. Usually mothers and fathers have different styles of communication and interaction, as well as different roles in raising children. The mother experiences a union with the baby in the first months of life. Her care makes the child feel the center of attention. With this, the relationship between baby and mother becomes closer.
It is up to parents, who are naturally capable and instituted by law, to establish ways to carry out their children's education, teaching them the proper use of freedom, its limits and its responsibilities. This educational process takes place through coexistence, where affective and moral ties with the family are strengthened and are reflected in society. Affectivity, within the family nucleus, corresponds to respect for human dignity, a general clause for the protection of the personality, in accordance with the legal precept of article 1, III, of the Federal Constitution. Parents do not always exercise their duties properly, and thus, the rights that permeate family relationships are constantly abused or omitted, and this makes the Law of Obligations increasingly present within the scope of Family Law.
The warmth of affection and the transmission of love must be passed on daily to children, through smiles, hugs, gestures and continue when they become adults, because children who are loved and accepted have conditions to develop better.
As children grow up, they continue to expect their parents to show their love for them. Thus, to better understand this love through the attitudes experienced at home, through the gestures of care and affection. Accepting them fully is the source from which love flowed.
In this way, both the father and the mother collaborate for the physical, psychic, moral and ethical formation and development of the children, with the mother having a role more flexible, conveying notions of affection and security; already, the father has the role of character and personality formation. Leonardo Boff recalls that "it belongs to the father to make the son understand that life is not only comfort, but also work, that it is not only kindness, but also conflict, that there is not only success, but also failure, that there are not only gains, but also losses". It is up to the father to teach the limits of life and transmit ethical and moral values, which will be the foundation of the personality, since every child is the product of his family relationships. Thus, it will be in the sum of both roles that a balanced person will be formed and prepared for life.
The child's personality will be formed with the help of both parents, as said, but at each stage of life , these roles change. In this sense, Íçami Tiba states that in the gestational phase, the father plays a secondary role, as he does not participate actively, while the mother is already more present in the child's life at this stage: The woman begins to advance in her role as mother already during pregnancy follows the baby's development, feels his movements, observes his bodily changes, etc. The mother gets to know the baby more and more and builds a bond with him while the father observes everything from the outside, confused, not knowing how to participate more actively in this construction.
The need for constant action by the parents does not ends with childhood. João Batista Torello highlights the need for parents to be present, both for children and adolescents. According to him, children feel the need for both parents and, above all, the mother's vitality and common sense. Apart from any and all scientific speculation or controversy, it would be enough for the father and mother to act in common and creatively, that they complement each other spontaneously and that they take into account that neither of them can be replaced by the other. The active presence of the father proves to be increasingly necessary for a balanced growth of children.