It is that time of year when we plant crops so that we may harvest them to eat, earn and save money. We save money because we do not have to go to the local store to purchase the desired crops planted. The harvest may be big or small, none then less it can not be eaten all at once, so we preserve them.
Preserving is to prepare food or any perishable substance so as to resist decomposition or fermentation. Just as we want to preserve our food, God wants to preserve us.
Psalm 145:20 (King James Version) The Lord preserveth all them that love him: but all the wicked will he destroy.