Job 1:10 “Have you not put a hedge of protection around him and his household and everything he has? You have blessed the work of his hands, so that his flocks and herds are spread throughout the land.”
What is this hedge?
KJV Dictionary Definition: hedge
HEDGE, n. hej. Eng. haw Properly, a thicket of thorn-bushes or other shrubs or small trees; but appropriately, such a thicket planted round a field to fence it, or in rows, to separate the parts of a garden.
Hedge, prefixed to another word, or in composition, denotes something mean, as a hedge-priest, a hedge-press, a hedge-vicar, that is, born in or belonging to the hedges or woods, low, outlandish. Not used in American.
HEDGE, v.t. hej. To inclose with a hedge; to fence with a thicket of shrubs or small trees; to separate by a hedge; as, to hedge a field or garden.
1. To obstruct with a hedge, or to obstruct in any manner.
I will hedge up thy way with thorns. Hos.2.
2. To surround for defense; to fortify.
England hedged in with the main.
3. To inclose for preventing escape.
That is a law to hedge in the cuckow.
Dryden, Swift and Shakespeare have written hedge, for edge, to edge in, but improperly.
HEDGE, v.i. hej. To hide, as in a hedge; to hide; to skulk.
HEDG’ING, ppr. Inclosing with a hedge; obstructing; confining.
The Holy Bible can figuratively and literally build a wall around us. God created the Earth with his words. He said let there be light and there was light. When we read the Bible study it learn God’s ways over the ways of the world we begin to encounter him. We are abiding in his kingdom and not leaning on our own understanding. It begins to build our faith. As we increase in knowledge we gain confidence and trust God to protect us from our enemies. God becomes a fortress and puts up protection from schemes of our enemies. God never acts on our circumstances he acts on our faith. Faith comes from hearing and heating from the word of God.
In actuality the word of God becomes a sheilld or hedge about us that the enemy can not get past. We are protected from accidents and all sorts of daily calamities.
The more we speak the word it becomes a reality more than the darkness around us it sheds light. It brings us into the Kingdom realm not of flesh but of the spirit of God.
The Lord in our obedience to his word acts accordingly. Putting Angels around us with flaming swords to do battle against our enemies.