Since you have been precious and honoured in my sight,
and I have loved you, therefore I will give people in your place, and nations instead of your life. (Isaiah 43:4)
The love that God has for you is great if you are his child. In the title verse is a great promise that God gave his chosen people, the Israelites. They were precious and honoured in his sight. He would give people in their place; what's more, he would give nations instead of their life.
When the destroying angel went over the land of Egypt, it was the blood of the lamb applied to the door posts and lintels of the Israelite homes that gave them protection. If you have accepted Jesus Christ as Savior and are living a life in obedience to God's Word, the blood of Jesus Christ protects you from the destroying power of the devil.
The thief (the devil) only comes to steal, kill, and destroy. JESUS came so that we may have life, and may have it abundantly. He is the good shepherd who laid down his life for the sheep. Praise God.
Dr. Johnson Cherian