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The Lord Our Keeper

“He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: He that keepeth thee will not slumber” (Psalm 121:3).

Just as the Lord commands us to keep His words, so He promises to keep our souls. “The LORD is thy keeper,” and He “shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore” (Psalm 121:5,8).

When the psalmist prays: “O keep my soul, and deliver me: . . . For I put my trust in thee,” and when he prays: “Keep me as the apple of the eye, hide me under the shadow of thy wings” (Psalm 25:20; 17:8), then the response soon comes: “He shall give His angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways” (Psalm 91:11). “Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever” (Psalm 12:7).

These are glorious promises! The Lord is, indeed, our keeper, and as the Apostle Paul testified: “I . . . am persuaded that He is able to keep that which I have committed unto Him against that day” (II Timothy 1:12). We have entrusted our souls and our destinies to the Lord Jesus Christ, and He will surely keep them secure forever. In the upper room just before His arrest, Jesus prayed for His disciples and for us, in these words: “Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are” (John 17:11). Jesus asked the Father to keep us; could we ever doubt that the Father would answer the heartfelt prayer of His beloved Son? “Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee” (Isaiah 26:3).

“Now unto Him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy, To the only wise God our Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen” (Jude 24,25). HMM

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