John Hagee (October-31-2020) Daily Devotion: Psalm 121:7-8 - 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
Over and over in Psalm 121, God reassures us that He is our Keeper, that He will watch over us in every circumstance. He will keep our feet from slipping. He will be our shade, protecting us from the sun. He will keep us warm under the moon. He will not sleep, so we can rest while He stands sentinel.
Now, He sums it up in today’s verses: He will preserve our souls from all evil forever. The word preserve (shamar) indicates the most tender care and protection. And in addition to all of the verses before, He covers every eventuality when He tells us that He will preserve us from all evil.
Why does this short psalm repeatedly tell us that God is keeping us? He understands that our trust is slow to gain and easy to lose. We live in a world that readily breaks the most solemn of vows. He emphasizes His promise to let us know that He will honor our faith.
In all of our public affairs (going out) and our private ones (coming in), from now until forever, we can count on God’s promise to keep us, to watch over and protect us from all evil.
Today's Blessing: May the Lord bless you and keep you. May the Lord make His face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you and give you His peace. May you give your heart and trust completely to the Keeper of your soul, to your Provider and Protector, your Comforter and Confidence. He is worthy.
Today's Bible Reading:
- Old Testament - Lamentations 4:1-5:22
- New Testament - Hebrews 2:1-18
- Psalms & Proverbs - Psalm 103:1-22, Proverbs 26:23