How To Keep Yourself
Genesis 6:5 – And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.
Genesis 6:6 – And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.
Genesis 6:7 – And the LORD said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them.
Genesis 6:8 – But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD.
Genesis 6:9 – These are the generations of Noah: Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God.
Genesis 6:10 – And Noah begat three sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
Genesis 6:11 – The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.
Genesis 6:12 – And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth.
Genesis 6:13 – And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth.
Hello readers, how to keep yourself. How do I keep myself? How can I be kept in the evil day? How can I be kept in this wicked world? How can I be kept in the darkness? How can I be kept with all the lies around me? How can I be kept from being corrupted? How can I be kept from being defiled? How can I keep myself from going crazy and being lost to the craziness? How can I make it without going under, without it being part of me, without being taken over and corrupted and possessed and ruined by evil? Today we want to talk about God’s keeping power. Maybe you look at the world around you today, maybe you’ve seen how society has become so infected, so corrupted, so defiled, so thoroughly leavened by the evil.
And in all this… where’s my anchor, where’s my hope, where’s my thread to righteousness, holiness and truth? How can I keep my mind? How can I keep my sanity? How can I keep my soul? How can I stay pure? We’re talking about God’s keeping power, because we have none. I look at keeping myself, and it’s too great for me. But as we will see, I can keep myself by committing myself to the Lord who is well able and willing to keep me. Everything he’s done for us is to rescue, restore, revive and keep us. The answer is going to be quite simple, but it’s crucial to get it. You look at schools and society and so on, wherever you want to look, and you think, how can anything good come out of it? I guess a bit like Nathanael, who’d heard about Jesus, but heard he was from Nazareth, and he said… can any good thing come out of Nazareth? How can kids survive school these days? How can anything survive just the blanket and indoctrination of evil there? There’s so much on every side, forcing you to yield, to be part of it, to submit and be subdued. All the brainwashing and lies. How can you be kept?
I’ve quoted Genesis 6 as the starting point for this blog today, because Noah was man who lived in a society and world so bad that the only solution was to destroy it all in a flood. That’s pretty bad. There was no redemption for that world. But there was redemption extended to them if someone wanted it, they did have God’s word and a lifeboat quite literally as an ark to salvation. But only one man wanted it. Only one man feared God and obeyed God. Noah was kept by God in an evil, wicked, corrupt world. Jesus Christ was teaching his disciples, and he cited the days of Noah and the days of Lot as what the state of the world would be like when he returns.
Noah was a man who lived through the end of the world. He made it through a wicked world, then through the end of that world. And he was kept safe and sound. How did this man and his family somehow navigate a society and world that was so corrupted? How was he not also corrupted? How was he not also defiled? How wasn’t he lost to the lies, the defilement, the evil? How was he not lost to the darkness? The key is the grace of God. It was the grace of God, grace that was present in Genesis 6 and grace that is extended to you and I today. God’s grace will keep you.
Our society has become modern day Sodom and Gomorrah. It always has been, but it certainly feels like we’ve been kicked up a few gears. When I was growing up, this world was still wicked. But it wasn’t like it is now. I know we tend to think like we always live in the worst times the world’s ever seen… but really that’s all humanity history ever shows. But just in my lifetime, this world seems to have found a new level. We’re starting to make Sodom and Gomorrah that God destroyed look like child’s play. People call good evil, and evil good. People put light for darkness, and darkness for light. People are so upside down in their thinking, they’re so anti God, they’re such strangers to truth and righteousness. They’ll argue against whatever is right, pure, holy, godly and good. They’ll argue vehemently, they’ll rail on the words of Christ and true believers. They believe the true Christians are everything that’s wrong in this world. These people aren’t kept from Satan, he’s taken their mind, their sanity, their souls and the evil is just running rampant. We are dealing with spiritual darkness.
Just look at our society today. It’s a mess. Homosexuality doesn’t cut it anymore, it’s gone to transgenderism. That’s the flavour of the day. It’s not just out there, it’s where we live. It’s walking up my street, it’s at the shops, it’s people we know. Men and boys dressing up like women and mutilating their bodies from young ages. It’s against humanity, it’s against God, it’s against love. It’s not I hate them, it’s they hate themselves. They’re abusers of themselves just as Paul wrote. People go along with them and accommodate and assist their insanity by pandering to them. That’s not love. That’s not helping someone who’s got problems. This was a society that was all about the science until it was taken over by men trying to be women, and women trying to be men.
This world has been taken over by sexual depravity, people want to be identified by what kind of sex they like to have, which was a common theme for the days of Noah and the days of Lot. The entire city of Sodom was defined by their sexual deeds. Their identity was based around their sexual deviance. It took over their identity and life. Sex, sex, sex, they wanted to have sex with anyone and anything. All they looked at and viewed people as was in terms of sex. That’s what people are like today. Their identity is based on sex. It’s vastly underrated how much damage the departure from God’s word and the erosion of marriage and sexual morality has done. It started with fornication, and it’s ended here. It always took more ground because sin and evil never has taken enough until it’s thoroughly corrupted every single thing. Pornography has so deeply corrupted our society it’s turned us into a bunch of sex monsters. It just seems like everything has been polluted and infected by evil, nothing is pure, clean, righteous and holy anymore. Satanic ideologies, beliefs, philosophies, wisdom, teaching… it’s in every sphere of life. Look at this world, it’s just full of wickedness. We are a generation that is so deviant, that is so reprobate in our thinking, we are exactly like Romans 1.
This isn’t a self righteous spiel, because I am a sinner. I am a saved sinner, but often I haven’t lived very saved. I’ve said, done and thought many sinful things. There’s many things I’m ashamed and embarrassed of. So I’m not above anybody else. I recognize I deserve hell, and would rightfully be there but for the grace of God. That’s not just what I’m supposed to say, but that’s the truth. But even while I do sin and have sinned, I do on some level, on a spiritual level, desire God and his righteousness. I do desire and rejoice in his word. I do follow after and rejoice in holiness, purity, light and truth. And every saved person has that person inside who yearns after God. As David said “My soul followeth hard after thee”. And in Psalm 42:1 – “As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God.”
You don’t know what David’s talking about if you’re not saved and born again of the Spirit of God. David had his sin problems, and some of them were really ugly, but he also had that part of him that loved God so much God called him a man after his own heart. He had that part of him that said, you know what Nathan, I have sinned, that was me, I did do evil, I did sin against my God. Are you saved? Are you born again? That born again person is the only person that will be kept from the evil. That person is created in true righteousness and true holiness. That’s our thread, our scarlet thread in the window to God. We become a habitation for God through the Holy Spirit. And the Holy Spirit in us causes us to cry Abba Father. It’s a deep spiritual cry. We long for him, we desire him, we wait for him, we exalt him, we glorify him, we worship him… all in the spirit and in truth. Indeed, and we look forward to a future and a world no longer under the bondage of corruption, that’s our hearts cry. Just read Romans 8. The Holy Spirit leads us to all this.
But we are in a world that is evil. A world that lieth in wickedness. A world under the domain of Satan. Not just that, but we are clothed in a body of flesh, we war with a nature that still has every bit of lust and pride that it always had. But if you’re saved, something’s changed. Because there is a new creature in you, born of God. You have power in you now, deliverance power, sanctifying power, the Holy Spirit of God dwelling in you. The power is there in us to crucify the flesh, to deny it, to no longer let it run and ruin us. The battle is on, but we long for a day of deliverance not just from this world, but really from ourselves, from that part of us that still craves and demands to be satisfied on sin. Looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith. Look at this world, where can you run to for purity? Where and what can you run to, rely on and that won’t fail or fall or let you down, or be overtaken of evil? Nothing. We need to remember that sin has such a polluting and corrupting power. We need to remember that. Christians are so ignorant of that fact. Sin is likened to leaven for a reason. One of Jesus’ parables dealt with leaven. So I’m saved, but how do I not let the evil corrupt and defile and infect my thinking, my spirit, my soul and my life? I need to trust God.
Where you can you go that is not polluted, defiled, and profaned? It seems like every institution, every organization, everything and everywhere is infected with sin, with rebellion, and under the power of Satan. Our relief and our hope is in God. It’s not in this world, and we are not of this world. Our kingdom is not of this world. That’s why you can’t be saved and love this world, how can you love the Father and love this world? They’re diametrically opposed. As you get saved, the work of the Holy Spirit is to draw you out from this world unto God, to separate you from this world, to sanctify you from all this world is, says and does. You and I should have nothing in common with this wicked world. There should be no affection, we should have no agreement, no attachment, no belonging, no identification, no home here.
If you are saved, there not just must surely be, but there will be a yearning for liberation, for salvation. Our salvation isn’t complete yet in many senses. It’s spoken about in a complete sense, NOW are we the sons of God… but the Bible also refers to our salvation in a future sense. “It doth not yet appear what we shall be”. We are waiting for the promised redemption and glorification. We are waiting for our gathering together, we are waiting for the blessed hope, we are waiting for deliverance from the corruptible body, we are waiting for a world wherein only dwells righteousness. There are so many things in the future for the born again believer. Getting the Holy Spirit is just the first fruits of our salvation! But for now, it’s a life of faith and sanctification, as God draws us out from that former life, that former thinking, that former understanding, that former darkness. For now, there is a battle in a sin cursed body, with a sin cursed nature, in a sin cursed world. So much of salvation is hope, but a hope that is sure, a hope that can be reckoned to be so, a hope that one day will surely be realized… because it hangs on the truth of God’s word, which isn’t “a” truth… but THE truth.
So today, it’s more a conversational style blog. But I am going somewhere with this. I thought about this verse… Psalm 101:3 – “I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes: I hate the work of them that turn aside; it shall not cleave to me.” See, when I think about keeping myself, I’m thinking about how does all this evil, wickedness, defilement, pollution and corruption not become part of me? It’s all out there, it’s what I live in and around, but how do I not let it cleave to me, and be part of me? How can I stay holy, undefiled, separate, in truth, in light, in righteousness? Well, it’s by not turning aside, by not setting any wicked thing before my eyes. When I set wicked things before my eyes, I’m getting a lot more than I bargained for. I can’t just sin and leave it, and control it. I don’t get to choose the impact it has on me. I don’t get to choose the consequences. If I look at things I shouldn’t be looking at, that stuff I’m looking at can cleave to me. It’ll defile my soul, my thinking, my understanding. “Abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul”. Turning aside from God’s way, the right way… you’ll have so much sin cleaving to you you won’t know what’s what.
I had recently thought a different way about Noah’s flood. I generally thought of it as the destruction of the old world. But as much as it was that, it was Noah’s deliverance. It was bad for them, but good for Noah. It was actually good for creation too. But the Bible talks about the waters that saved Noah. Just think about it. He’s this righteous man living in a world totally corrupted and evil. It’s FULL of sin. Man ONLY thought and did evil. The Bible talks about eyes full of adultery, that CANNOT cease from sin. That’s the world he was in. How did he keep himself? He kept himself by obeying God’s word, that’s how, he was moved with fear, he saw the wrath and judgment coming, he prepared his life. So many of us are unprepared. The life you’re living now, is it prepared to stand before the Lord right now? Are you ready to give account right now?
Noah was saved by those waters. He was delivered from the wickedness, the filth, the corruption, the perversion, the evil. And God kept him. Rethink the flood the Bible way. Psalm 19:9 – “The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring for ever: the judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether.” That flood cleaned house didn’t it. When Noah saw that dove come back with the olive leaf in it’s mouth, when he stepped out of the ark, with the sun shining, the green grass, the pure air, the gentle breeze… do you think that was an upgrade for him? Why do you think he built an altar to God? Why do you think he thanked and worshiped God? The stench of sin had become the sweet smell of salvation and deliverance. God had saved him from that evil world, God had kept him.
Was Noah a mean old thing? Did he hate people? I remember when they did a movie on Noah, and the main actor Russell Crowe described Noah as not a good man, just a man that could get the job done. He talked about how mean and sadistic Noah had to be to see all those people die. Russell Crowe has got that wrong, I never saw that movie, and never will. It wasn’t his fault everyone else was evil. It wasn’t his fault he believed God and obeyed God. He couldn’t get saved for other people. The Bible calls him a preacher of righteousness. Noah was the only one doing right and wanting right done. They didn’t want to get on the ark. The ark was preparing a long time, people had a chance to listen and hear and turn from their wicked way. But they were too filled with lust and pride. Their sin filled mind had no space for the gospel, their sinful heart had no good ground for the seed of the word of God.
But in Genesis 6, we see that despite the world that Noah was living in for many years… a world so bad it made God regret ever making man, a world so bad it needed a worldwide flood to kill everything and everyone… the Bible says that Noah was perfect in his generations. You can be perfect in your generations too. You wonder how there’s a perfect, righteous man living amongst all that evil and maintaining that day by day. Noah kept himself. Noah was kept. Practically we will consider keeping ourselves by obeying God, but the foundation point of keeping yourself is by being saved, God keeping you. Noah didn’t keep himself through great effort, the grace of God kept him, he had keeping power in his life.
How was this man perfect in a world that was anything but? How didn’t the sin and defilement corrupt him. How wasn’t he defiled? How can that be? I’ve been talking today about keeping myself, but really we are seeing it comes down to who is keeping me? I can’t keep myself. But there is one who can keep me. If I commit my heart, my soul, my mind, my future, my decisions, my life to him… they’re in safe keeping. In Philippians Paul wrote how the things he was writing to them was for their safety. We are safe in Christ, just as Noah was safe in the grace of God. We’re about to see a verse that makes it so clear.
Here is one of my favourite verses in the Bible. 1 John 5:18 – “We know that whosoever is born of God sinneth not; but he that is begotten of God keepeth himself, and that wicked one toucheth him not.” Here’s how you keep yourself if you want to keep yourself. Someone that is born of God keeps himself. If you want to keep yourself, get born again, get saved, get redeemed, get blood bought, get the salvation and safe keeping that is in Christ. So keeping yourself IS believing in God and being saved that keeps us. He that is begotten of God keepeth himself… because God keeps him! The Holy Spirit in you is who will keep you. He’ll keep your mind, your heart, your sanity. That’s why the bush didn’t burn that Moses saw… because God was in it. If God is in you, there won’t be a burning up. There’s a sustaining, preserving, eternal power in you. The Bible says this in 1 Peter 1:5 – “Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.” Wow, that’s really it in a nutshell isn’t it. It’s all we’ve been talking about. See, God has the power to keep you. Getting saved is the only thing you can do to keep yourself. If you want to keep yourself, run to the Lord Jesus Christ.
The best part about that verse in 1 John is the hope that it gives those that have defiled themselves, that have been caught in sin, that have done things that they regret so bad. How can they get some separation from all that? Don’t you want to be separate from all that filth? Satan may have touched your life, he may have defiled, corrupted and ruined your life, his dirty hands and fingerprints might be all over your life… but he can’t touch that saved person in you. He couldn’t touch God keeping Job. Job, although in a great trial, was kept. He had committed his life to God’s safe keeping. And because of that, despite everything, he was kept, and the wicked one touched him not.
That person in you that’s born again, that new creature… he’s perfect. Why don’t we let that new man in us grow? But to grow, we need to kick Ishmael out. You see, Isaac was a little fella, but Ishmael was older, bigger, stronger and mean. He’s a picture of the flesh. And you’re going to have to put that flesh to death, put him out the camp, issue him his severance package, crucify your flesh with Christ… you have to to make space for Isaac to grow up and cause you to inherit all things. The inheritance is in Isaac, we need to stop trusting ourselves and our efforts and start trusting God and his power. That new man in you grows as we read the word, as we abide in Christ, as we pray, as go on life’s journey with God. It’s the life of faith. So often though, people are busy feeding their fleshly man, and that man inside them has gotten as fat as Eglon, king of Moab. He’s got a big appetite for sin, and he’s dominating and impoverishing your Christian life. He’s disgusting. Isn’t your flesh disgusting?
When I think of keep, keeping and being kept, I can’t help but think of Abel. Abel was a keeper of sheep. Shepherds are keepers. They keep the sheep. After Cain murdered him, Cain said to God “Am I my brother’s keeper?”. This world won’t keep you. It hates you. Don’t look to the world for safe keeping. They don’t have the power or lover for you. This world is like Cain, out for himself, unrepentant, unmerciful, destitute of grace, mercy and truth. But Abel kept his sheep, and his life points to the great shepherd of the sheep, the Lord Jesus Christ. If you are troubled in these times, read Psalm 23. It begins with the Lord is my shepherd, Psalm 23 is exactly what being kept looks like. There’s peace, there’s calm, there’s safety, there green pastures, still waters and a restoring of the soul when you’re kept by the Lord.
How do you keep yourself? You keep yourself by committing your soul to the Keeper. The shepherd. Jesus is the shepherd. You know that yet? If you’re saved, you’re his sheep, and he’s your shepherd. The good shepherd keeps his sheep. He doesn’t lose them. He finds them if they get themselves lost. He goes seeking them even on cliff faces in the wilderness. He lays down his life for the sheep, that’s what the good shepherd does. He retrieves them from the mouth of the lion and the clutches of the bear, just like David did with his sheep. If he’s your shepherd, and you know his voice, you hear his voice, you obey his voice, you’re of his flock… he’ll keep you.
For all the wickedness, for all the corruption, for all the violence… Noah was untouched, undefiled, uncorrupted, unpolluted, unharmed. That’s a miracle. That’s divine power, that’s divine keeping. He was being kept unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. He’s an example of that verse from 1 Peter. Remember those three Hebrew children, they walked the fire… and the smell wasn’t even on them. That’s amazing. It was a miracle. And you being kept take similarly miraculous power. Power only that the Son of God has. I was going to do a blog on “bear me on your wings” and I may still well do. God had brought his children out of Egypt… and before the giving of the law, before everything, he said look and consider how I delivered you from Egypt and how I’ve borne you on my wings just like an eagle does her young. You know, the only way you’re getting out of Egypt is on his wings, the wings of a great eagle. That’s what the eagle parents do with their baby eagles. That’s how they teach them to fly, they take them on their wings. You can fly like an eagle, you can fly with the eagles if you are saved. High above the wickedness of this world.
In the Lord’s prayer, and by Lord’s prayer I mean when he prayed to his Father in John 17, he said “I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil.” If you look back at your life, who kept you? You didn’t keep yourself. Who kept you through all those lies, through all that darkness, through that valley of the shadow of death? Who kept you when you didn’t know, when you didn’t see, when you didn’t understand. Who found you when you got lost? Who brought you back when you strayed? Who preserved your life when you were in the lion’s mouth? How did you make it to truth? How’d you make it through that world of darkness and lies? It was the Keeper wasn’t it. It’s by the grace of God everytime. And that same Keeper who has kept you will also keep you for what’s ahead too.
As much as I would like to be out of this world, it’s not my time yet as I write this to be out of this world. But Jesus did pray for us, to his Father, that we, his sheep, would be kept from the evil. What did he mean by that? It doesn’t mean you won’t have hard times, or trials, or tribulations. No, there are Christians who’ve gone through and go through all sorts of stuff. As already mentioned, look at Job, he went through great trial and suffering but he kept himself because God kept him. Jesus himself suffered at the hands of evil men but his Father kept him. But if you look at Job’s life and consider all that Satan threw at him from health to business to family to friends, it didn’t overcome him, it didn’t defile him, it didn’t corrupt him, it didn’t cleave to him. He was kept through it all. Peter wrote, when you suffer, suffer as a Christian, not as an evil doer. Big difference. Some Christians go through unimaginable hardship and lost, but it doesn’t mean they’re not kept from the evil. You can go through suffering and wrong treatment and trials of your faith without being overcome, defiled, infected, corrupted by Satan. You’re still saved, you’re still his, you’re still kept.
God will take you through the deep water and the valley of the shadow of death. Why is it a shadow? Because it can’t kill you, because you’re saved and will never die the death. The shadow might make you afraid, but it’s just a shadow. But Jesus prayed that we would be kept from the evil. God always answered his prayers, that’s an answered prayer. You have answered prayer in your life if you want it. He will keep our minds, and hearts and our souls. Through all of it, our faith will be built and strengthened, and we will grow as believers, we will grow in his grace.
So when you look at all the perversion and corruption, God can keep you from evil becoming part of you, from you becoming part of it. He will keep you from losing your mind, from losing sanity, from losing hope, from losing your way. He’ll keep you from getting caught up and carried away in all this madness. Keep me from the evil Lord God. We can only stand in the evil day because of our God who makes us to stand and sets our feet on the solid rock. I shall not be moved.
There’s a separation unto holiness that every true believer has from lies, from sin, from darkness, from this evil world. Even while they’re in it. It’s called sanctification. It’s the work of the Holy Spirit in the believer’s heart. God draws you unto himself in the spirit, and he sets you apart. And it flows out into the rest of your life from your thinking to your speaking to your doing. So many Christians are not sanctified because they’re not truly saved. That’s why they come out as homosexuals, that’s why their churches look like nightclubs and rock concerts, that’s why they live in sin, that’s why they look, sound and talk like the world. They’re just part of the evil. They go along with it, they partake in it. There’s no holy separation. It’s not about being self righteous and better than others, it’s called being sanctified, and that’s what the Holy Spirit does in the life and mind and heart of a believer. It’s because you love God, you want to obey and honour him.
Why aren’t people being kept today? Why are they defiled? Why are they corrupted? Why are they living in wickedness? Why are they carried away by the lies? Why are they workers of darkness? Why have they been overcome of evil? Why do they have no victory, no deliverance, no holiness, no purity, no salt, no light? They haven’t been kept. Because they’re not God’s sheep. He’s not their shepherd. The shepherd doesn’t fail his job, he doesn’t lose his sheep, he doesn’t forget about them, he doesn’t not know where they are, he doesn’t not lead them. People live like they’re lost, look like they’re lost, speak like they’re lost… because they ARE lost. They’ve refused Christ, they’ve kept back their soul from him. They’re gonna try and do it. Christians today being overcome by all sorts of evil, they’re not kept from anything because they’re not kept.
If you want to be kept, you’re not going to be able to make it by keeping yourself. You can’t keep yourself with religion. You can’t keep yourself by trying to keep yourself. You can’t keep yourself through reformation, doing better, trying harder, thinking positive. It won’t work. You’ll fail. You keep yourself by committing your soul unto your Creator, who is faithful and good, full of grace and mercy, able to save to the uttermost all that come to God by Christ. Jesus is the keeper, that’s what a shepherd is… a keeper of the sheep. The thing is, maybe you’re not his sheep, you butt like a goat instead of baa like a sheep.
I was reading Genesis 28, the Jacob’s ladder chapter. Look what God said to Jacob… look at this in Genesis 28:15 – “And, behold, I am with thee, and will keep thee in all places whither thou goest, and will bring thee again into this land; for I will not leave thee, until I have done that which I have spoken to thee of.” God promised to Jacob he’d keep him in ALL places where he went. God will keep you in all places, when he’s keeping you, you’re kept. He’s got the power to keep you. Do you know he’s with you? Do you know his keeping power? He will bring you to the promised land for his life. He won’t leave you or forsake you. He will fulfill his word and his promises to you. He will keep you in your life. Jacob needed that, he was on the run, he was unsure about his future, he didn’t know what was going to happen, he was separated from his parents… and God made such a great promise to him which God kept to him. Jacob said, well if this is so… you’ll be my Lord, you’ll be my God. Read the Bible, and think, well if this is all so, then I’ll believe! God’s word was good enough for Jacob, is God’s word good enough for you?
Think about ourselves. We struggle to keep anything. We can’t keep the law, the commandments. We don’t keep his word. We don’t keep the faith. We don’t keep anything. We can’t keep our own souls. How can I keep myself from going crazy? How can I keep myself from being part of this craziness? How can I keep myself from being overcome by lies? How can I keep myself from being overcome by the darkness? Look unto Jesus. He was perfectly undefiled and separate from sinners the Bible says.
To be kept, you need to trust in the Keeper. You need to believe the Keeper, trust the keeper, hope in the keeper. Give him your soul, your heart, your future, your decisions, your Isaac for safe keeping. After all he’s given us everything we’ve got anyway. This world can’t restore your soul, people’s souls badly need restoration from all the evil, but only Jesus Christ can restore your soul. Your only solution to the evil is the Lord Jesus Christ. This is an evil world, we live in an evil world, but I believe in the God who is able to deliver me from evil all the days of my life. “Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.” You don’t have to be overcome by evil. Jesus has greater power, because he has ALL power. He is able to keep me, he is the Shepherd, he is the keeper. Do you want to keep yourself? The Bible shows how. To keep yourself, you must get saved, believe on him with all your heart, abide in him in your life and God will keep you, and that’s how you will be kept.
1 Peter 4:19 – Wherefore let them that suffer according to the will of God commit the keeping of their souls to him in well doing, as unto a faithful Creator.
Isaiah 26:3 – Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.
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Hi, my name is Joseph Zadow. I am a 32 y/o Bible Blogger. I was new to blogging once! God’s word is the best thing that we can be given, and once we have it and know it for ourselves it is both a privilege and responsibility to bring it to others! We are blessed to be a blessing! I am a sinner (for sure!) saved by God’s grace through faith in Jesus Christ and I am a Lord Jesus Christ follower. He is faithful even though I rarely am to him. I believe the Bible is the word of God, and stake my life on it. My destination is heaven. As they say, I’m just a passin’ through this world… although most of the time it’s more like hangin’ by a thread in Jericho! I love playing sports – particularly cricket… I currently work on an orchard and a side hobby business of mine is growing vegetables etc – they are good for you! I love writing. Always happy to talk, so feel free to leave a comment. You can read more about me and my blog here – kjvbibletruth.com/about :)
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