“The Lord delivers and vindicates me! I fear no one! The Lord protects my life! I am afraid of no one!.. I have asked the Lord for one thing – this is what I desire! I want to live in the Lord’s house all the days of my life, so I can gaze at the splendor of the Lord and contemplate in his temple……. My heart tells me to pray to you, and I do pray to you, O Lord…….Teach me how you want me to live; lead me along a level path because of those who wait to ambush me!….. Rely on the Lord! Be strong and confident! Rely on the Lord!” Psalms 27:1, 4, 8, 11, 14 NET https://bible.com/bible/107/psa.27.1-14.NET
God is faithful to watch over and protect His faithful people. David feared no one because he feared the Lord more and saw the benefit of such a commitment. Fearing men leads to compromise in the ways of God but fearing God leads to His reward. Men love evil rather than good, so those who prioritize pleasing God will suffer the disdain of evil men. The man of God makes loving God and living with God forever his first objective. Loving God more than the opinion of men is necessary for remaining faithful to God when men demand compromise. Staying faithful to God is strengthened through devotion to God in regular prayer and Bible reading, then practicing His will through obedience to His commands. The more we obey God, the stronger we are in God, which leads to greater faithfulness to God. Faithfulness to God incurs God’s blessing, often thwarting the will of evil men. Some, like Jesus, will suffer apparent defeat by evil men only to be raised from the dead by God and greatly rewarded by Him for remaining faithful to the end. God’s reward is life eternal with all those who have loved Him, obeyed Him, and stayed faithful to Him regardless of the opinions or deeds of the evil men surrounding them when they lived among men.