2 Kings 11:8 NKJV
But you shall surround the king on all sides, every man with his weapons in his hand; and whoever comes within range, let him be put to death. You are to be with the king as he goes out and as he comes in.”
The priest, Jehoiada gave a command for protection for King Joash. It was customary for kings to have protection. They had guards who were supposed to guard them with their lives. In the USA, there are people called “Secret Service” who perform this duty for the president. They are charged with guarding him with their lives. If necessary, they would shield his body from a bullet although it may mean death for them. Do we understand that as kings we have similar protection only on a superior level? If we will live in God’s secret place, giving Him reverence, listening to and obeying His voice, according to Psalm 91 He will charge angels to protect us at all times. Psalm 34:7 says the angel of the Lord sets up camp around us and delivers us as we reverence and worship God. Hebrews 1:14 says that angels from God have been dispatched to minister for those who inherit salvation. Let us be aware of the superior, supernatural protection that is ours and flow with it.