December 26, 2014

God: our Firewall against Darkness




What is a Firewall?

A firewall is the main line of defense against hackers. It can be compared to a veil. It is also similar to a virtual security guard, as shown in the photo below.  It controls all ingoing and outgoing communication. 

How Important are Firewalls?

People are willing to pay a lot of money for firewalls. They can cost anywhere from $3,000 to $10,000 for a large company. Organizations are willing to pay this price to protect crucial information.

Firewalls offer a necessary level of protection. My husband, who is an IT professional, told me that the default setting of firewalls is to keep every bit of information out. The computer administrator must metaphorically open holes in the firewall to allow in whatever material he chooses.

Sony

Many people are aware of hacking these days because of the controversy surrounding the movie, The Interview. Sony, the producer of the movie, declined to release the film in theatres due to the fact that hackers threatened to retaliate if they chose to do so.

Apparently, Sony opened the floodgates when they caved in to the intimidations. Also, they still didn’t fortify their security. So many hackers infiltrated the system that it completely crashed yesterday. My family and I couldn’t log on to our Sony Play Station (PS) 3. People who paid around $400 for the new gaming console, the PS 4, wouldn’t have been able to access their holiday present, either.

How is God our Protector? 

Note: All Bible quotations are from the King James Version.

He is always with us.

Isaiah 41:10—“Fear thou not; for I am with thee; be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.

Isaiah 42:2, 3—“When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee; when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee. For I am the Lord thy God…”

He protects us.

Isaiah 54:17—“No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord…”

Psalm 44:5—“Through thee we will push down our enemies: through thy name will we tread them under that rise up against us.”

He strengthens us.

Joshua 1:5—“There shall not any man be able to stand before thee all the days of thy life: as I was with Moses, so I will be with thee; I will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.

Psalm 18:32—“It is God that girdeth me with strength, and maketh my way perfect.”

My Conclusion

Our only protection against the deception of the world and the lies of the Master Manipulator and Deceiver (Satan) is God. He is our firewall, and He cannot be breached by hackers. He is our strength, our protector, and our constant companion.

How has God strengthened you?