Sunday, February 8, 2009


"For the Lord is your security.
He will keep your foot from being caught in a trap."
Proverbs 3:26 NLT

We spend millions on security. We buy policies, guns and dogs. We invest wisely, live healthy lifestyles. We purchase security systems, put our kids in private schools. We change the oil in our cars and check the tires. We do any number of things to make us secure. I'm not saying that trying to ensure your security and the security of those you love is a bad thing. I just wonder if we focus on the things instead of Jesus.

The country is in an economic crisis--the world is for that matter. Do you find your security in your investments?

The unemployment rate sky rockets. Do you find your security in your education and vocation?

Disease strikes anyone at anytime. Do you find security in your lifestyle?

Apart from Christ and the salvation He offers, no one is good enough to stand before God. Do you find security in your goodness?

What do you have that is 100% secure in your life?

What about a relationship with Jesus?

"Those who live in the shelter of the Most High
will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
This I declare about the Lord:
He alone is my refuge, my place of safety;
He is my God, and I trust Him.
For He will rescue you from every trap
and protect you from deadly disease.
He will cover you with His feathers.
He will shelter you with His wings.
His faithful promises are your armor and protection.
Do not be afraid of the terrors of the night,
nor the arrow that flies in the day.
Do not dread the disease that stalks in darkness,
nor the disaster that strikes at midday.
Though a thousand fall at your side,
though ten thousand are dying around you,
these evils will not touch you.
Just open your eyes,
and see how the wicked are punished.

If you make the Lord your refuge,
if you make the Most High your shelter,
no evil will conquer you;
no plague will come near your home.
For He will order His angels
to protect you wherever you go.
They will hold you up with their hands
so you won’t even hurt your foot on a stone.
You will trample upon lions and cobras;
you will crush fierce lions and serpents under your feet!

The Lord says, “I will rescue those who love me.
I will protect those who trust in my name.
When they call on me, I will answer;
I will be with them in trouble.
I will rescue and honor them.
I will reward them with a long life
and give them my salvation.”
Psalm 91 NLT

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