The LORD shall preserve you from all evil; He shall preserve your soul.
This psalm beautifully describes what God did for Noah and his family—and what God promises to do for all of us. God promises to protect His people from the evil that surrounds them.
Does that mean God always intervenes and keeps us from suffering due to the evil of this world? No. Occasionally His people do suffer as a result of the sins and antagonism of others: “All who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution” (2 Timothy 3:12).
But often God does intervene in our lives to protect us—perhaps more than we even realize.
Though we may suffer as a result of this world, God offers to protect our character from the evil nature of this world. Those who stay faithful to God and obey Him can “become blameless and harmless, children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation” (Philippians 2:15).
To learn more about how to trust in God for protection from the world around you, read “Faith: Believing and Pleasing God.”
Tomorrow on the Daily Bible Verse Blog: “Don’t Be Rash.”