What does scripture say about God’s protection and refuge from evil? The Bible teaches that whether we know it or not, we are in the midst of spiritual warfare. There are “spiritual forces of evil” that seek to corrupt and weaken our communion with God and our love for Him. Because these evil forces, originating with Satan, have rejected and rebelled against the grace of God, they seek to pull others down with them. Therefore, remember that we should not fear them but humble ourselves in seeking the protection of God through faith and love for Jesus Christ.
“But the Lord is faithful. He will establish you and guard you against the evil one.” - 2 Thessalonians 3:3
“Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him.” - James 1:12
Read Bible verses about the loving protection God grants the devoted who seek Him. Let us be joyful and thankful for God’s protection against evil in true confidence. May these scriptures encourage you in this spiritual war to remain steadfast in faith and pray for deliverance from evil!
No weapon that is fashioned against you shall succeed, and you shall confute every tongue that rises against you in judgment. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord and their vindication from me, declares the Lord.
2 Thessalonians 3:3
But the Lord is faithful. He will establish you and guard you against the evil one.
To the choirmaster. Of the Sons of Korah. According to Alamoth. A Song. God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.
Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear him, and delivers them.
You are a hiding place for me; you preserve me from trouble; you surround me with shouts of deliverance. Selah
The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous man runs into it and is safe.
Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you preserve my life; you stretch out your hand against the wrath of my enemies, and your right hand delivers me.
2 Samuel 22:3-4
My God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold and my refuge, my savior; you save me from violence. I call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised, and I am saved from my enemies.
2 Timothy 4:18
The Lord will rescue me from every evil deed and bring me safely into his heavenly kingdom. To him be the glory forever and ever. Amen.
What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?
The Lord is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble; he knows those who take refuge in him.
But you, O Lord, are a shield about me, my glory, and the lifter of my head.
It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in man.
The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the LORD forever.
He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the LORD, "My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust." For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with his pinions, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness is a shield and buckler. You will not fear the terror of the night, nor the arrow that flies by day, nor the pestilence that stalks in darkness, nor the destruction that wastes at noonday. A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you. You will only look with your eyes and see the recompense of the wicked. Because you have made the LORD your dwelling place-- the Most High, who is my refuge-- no evil shall be allowed to befall you, no plague come near your tent. For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways. On their hands they will bear you up, lest you strike your foot against a stone. You will tread on the lion and the adder; the young lion and the serpent you will trample underfoot. "Because he holds fast to me in love, I will deliver him; I will protect him, because he knows my name. When he calls to me, I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will rescue him and honor him. With long life I will satisfy him and show him my salvation."
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