No evil shall befall you, Nor shall any plague come near your dwelling; For He shall give His angels charge over you, To keep you in all your ways.
– Psalm 91:10-11
This passage isn’t saying God’s people will never experience evil. But when evil does come upon us, it will be turned into something good. Present painful events will be turned into future moments of joy.
In every negative situation, we can believe God for protection and eventually deliverance. Though Satan seeks to destroy us, God has given His angels guardianship over us and the powers of hell cannot hurt us without Heaven’s permission.
Disease, disaster, and death may surround us, but we do not have to fear. As long as we keep the faith, no depravity will touch us. If we stumble, angels will catch us. They will keep us from falling.
At home, at school, or at work; whether sleep or awake; God’s angels will guard us wherever we go.
Is good greater than or equal to evil? Does Satan have enough power to defeat God?
Ethical dualism asserts that there are two mutually hostile forces in the world – the one being the source of all good, the other the source of all evil. Both of these forces are equal in power. In “Christian” dualism especially, God and His angels represent the good side while Satan and his demons represent the evil side.
We all know the back drop of this woman’s story. How could we forget it? In Luke 17:32, even Jesus said “Remember Lot’s wife.” But long before Jesus came to earth, the book of Genesis tells about the woman who became a pillar of salt. She was married to a man named Lot. Lot was the nephew of Abraham. He lived in Sodom with his wife and they had two daughters. Unfortunately, they were the only righteous people in the city for all of Sodom was extremely wicked and God was about to destroy it. In His mercy, God sent two angels to warn Lot and his family to escape.