“Love the LORD, all his faithful people! The LORD preserves those who are true to him, but the proud he pays back in full.”(Psalm 31:24 NIV)
God is love and love is of God, if we do not love, we do not know God. When we love, we preserve relationships–keep them from failing or falling apart and keeps us from thinking about harming others or dishonoring God. His love–saves us from ourselves and preserves us unto the day of His coming where we will know our final disposition with Him.
This is what The Lord does for those who are faithful to Him.
But the proud–those who determine, they do not need to know Him, honor Him, or obey Him–those He pays back in full, by allowing them to go their own way and suffer the consequences of their choices.
Salt is a natural preservative–used in keeping foods fresher longer, especially canned goods and in earlier times, used to preserve meats.
Love is a spiritual preservative--used in keeping loved ones safe and protected, especially in families and since we are in The Family–with God The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, we are safe and protected from the wiles of the enemy, who wants us destroyed.
Think about the love shown towards us as we celebrate this season–love that determined our final destiny by the decision He made to come down in the likeness of sinful flesh, yet did not sin, and took upon Himself–sin, so we might be saved. That’s preserving power of Love!