You Preserve My Life

14110628626_4df104f113_z“Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you preserve my life. You stretch out your hand against the anger of my foes; with your right hand you save me.”
-Psalm 138:7

Life preservers, fire extinguishers, emergency window breaker/seat belt cutters, thermal blankets and other inventions have been created for the purpose of saving or preserving lives. They are designed to help us when we walk, swim, climb, drive or fall in the midst of trouble.

While all of these devices aid in keeping us alive in some emergencies, they cannot preserve us in all types of emergencies. A fire extinguisher is great with certain types of fires, but will not help in freezing weather. A thermal blanket cannot cut seat belts or break windows.

They also do not protect us from the many troubles that we experience or get ourselves into in our lives. And, the truth is, none of these devices can protect us from evil in this world. None of these devices protect us from the consequences of our and others sins or the devil.

God sent His Son, Jesus, into the world to save us from being “dead in our trespasses and sins, in which you formerly walked according to the course of this world.” He knew we couldn’t see, much less save ourselves from our sins, so He sent His Son to take on sin, death and the devil head-on. Jesus died bearing the consequences of our sins, and He rose from the grave to conquer death and in the end He will cast Satan “into the eternal fire which has been prepared for the devil and his angels.”

And in this life, The Lord also promises that He “is your keeper; the Lord is your shade on your right hand. The sun shall not strike you by day, nor the moon by night. The Lord will keep you from all evil; he will keep your life. The Lord will keep your going out and your coming in from this time forth and forevermore.”

God is our protector and promises that He is with us now and will be with us forever.
That is why He is called our Savior.

Now to him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you blameless before the presence of his glory with great joy, to the only God, our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion, and authority, before all time and now and forever. Amen.

Pastor Bill

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