Love Preserves!

“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!

Preserve Us, Lord!

“The LORD shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul” (Psalm 121:7).

Who shall preserve us from all the evil that surrounds us?  The Lord–strong and mighty.

Who shall keep us from becoming ensnared with evil wrapped in a cloak of false righteousness?  The Lord–strong and mighty.

Who shall keep us from having evil thoughts that would be perpetuated against others for no reason?  The Lord–strong and mighty.

Who shall keep us from conspiring with evil people to maintain chaos and confusion in the land?  The Lord–strong and mighty.

How will The Lord preserve us from all evil?

When we submit to God (and all that He desires us to do) and resist the devil; the devil will flee from us!  Submit to God!  Submit to God!  Resist the evil influences conspired by the devil and put him on the run!  When we do what is required of us by God, He shall preserve us from evil!

Lord, I submit to Your every Word, trusting You and You alone.  I will not be found in the company of evil, nor will I partake of any evil that enemy has conspired to influence me to do. I will put away the works of darkness and do only those things that can be done in the light–having full exposure of all who see me. I shall hear the voice of The Lord and submit to His leading.  Thank You, Lord for preserving us from evil!