How much do you spend on self protection? Self protection isn’t inherently bad. All of creation is designed to take refuge in something stronger than itself. Some of it is good. Some of it is bad. Some of it is true. Some of it is false. In His wisdom, God allows us to waste time, live in falsehood, and learn lessons in the freedom of His love. And then he invites us to put down the false armor. You are protected by God’s love. Faith becomes ill in sin and fear but blooms in hope and love. God’s love overflows to you, and God’s love overflows within you. Do not settle for any protection less than that.