The Lord 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. (verse 5-6)
Webster defines “keeper” as one who keeps, such as a protector.
Protection from harm, yet also one who helps things to keep growing.
God protects us, keeping us safely shaded and secure.
Because God protects us, He will keep us from harm.
Neither the day or night will harm us.
The world may hurt, but within God’s protection, we can stay in His peace.
The Lord will keep you from all evil; He will keep your life. (verse 7)
God is our barrier between good and evil.
When we purpose to stay under His protection, we are covered by Himself.
Evil cannot survive in the presence of God.
And when you choose to become a child of the Most High, evil flees.
Yes, it can tempt us back, and rest assured it will constantly try.
Satan, the father of lies, will tempt you with evil thoughts, feelings, desires, and lies.
Constantly, I guarantee you.
But when you lift up your eyes to God, asking Him to fill you with Himself, evil cannot stay.
Evil can only stay when you provide permission.
And when you give evil permission, you remove yourself from God’s promises.
From God’s protection.
When you choose God, verse 7 reminds us God will keep us from all evil.
But only if you choose Him.
The Lord will keep your going out and your coming in from this time forth and forevermore. (verse 8)
When you choose God, He covers our activities with Himself.
Your going and your coming.
He is there through it all.
If you choose Him.
There really is no choice, is there.