The word of God tells us that “the Lord preserved David wherever he went.” What a precious comfort to be aware of God’s preserving influence! The unsaved do not have this promise, but the child of God indeed does! God says that He preserves the faithful, those who walk in obedience to Him. Furthermore, “He preserves the souls of His saints”, saints being people who have called upon “the name of Jesus Christ our Lord”. For those of us that are not very flashy or bright, we can rejoice because “the LORD preserves the simple.” If you can say that you love the Lord with all your heart, then you can be assured that no matter what may happen in your life, God will preserve you.
As Christians, we are sometimes misunderstood because of the stand we take for the Lord. After all, we are strangers and pilgrims in this world, but never forget that He watches over those who are His strangers. To know that God preserves my every way is wonderful. However, we must never presume upon God’s preservation if we are walking in the flesh instead of the Spirit.
Oh, how we daily need a fresh work of the Holy Spirit in our lives! We can only walk “the preserved walk” as we continually submit these “wineskins” of ours to God’s new wine. God desires our entire “spirit, soul and body (to) be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
Our eternal destiny is found in these words: “preserved in Christ Jesus.” Thank God, through Jesus we’re eternally preserved! As we wait upon God and walk with integrity and uprightness, the Lord’s lovingkindness and truth will continually preserve us. “The LORD shall preserve you from all evil; He shall preserve your soul. The LORD shall preserve your going out and your coming in from this time forth, and even forevermore.”
Yes it’s very true and reminding me again this morning to examine myself that how much I am walking in flesh and spirit in my life. It’s a real spiritual breakfast for me today morning. Thanks Ps. Ray.
May The Lord bless you and John in your new life together in Jesus. Thanks for the comment and encouragement.