When we think of security, we might think of a vault; an alarm system or an armed guard, to protect something of great value. Something of lesser value like our trash can or garden tools, we’d never dream of stationing a guard around those things. Why do we place a higher value on somethings than others? Each has a value and serves a purpose, in our minds everything is on a sliding scale of importance.
Would it surprise you that God has stationed angels around his people and their property that guard these kinds of things. Psalms 91 describes this protection. “No evil will conquer you; no plague will come near your dwelling. For he orders his angels to protect you wherever you go” (Psalms 91:10-11 NLT). Amazing security system, the mighty angels of God protect you, there is one catch, “If you make the Lord your refuge, If you make the Most High your shelter” (Psalms 91:9 NLT).
When we try to go it alone, thinking we are masters of our own destiny, then we are unprotected. The storms of life will happen to the godly and the ungodly, but the difference is the foundation. Those who don’t know God’s amazing love and favor will rebuild the wreckage of their lives on the sand, while the child of God can receive forgiveness and continue to build on a solid foundation (Matthew 6:46-49) which is the blood of Jesus Christ, our savior.
True security means we have a sure foundation. We are protected, loved, provided for and no failure is fatal. Proverbs say of the godly, “They may trip seven times, but each time they will rise again. But one calamity is enough to lay the wicked low” (Proverbs 24:16).
Our lives have a greater value than what we can possibly understand. On the cross Jesus paid the penalty of our sins, which is our desire to do things our own way, to be the masters of our own universe. We have the promise of the Father that he will never leave us or forget about us in our troubles (Deuteronomy 31:8). He guaranteed that promise with the gift of the Holy Spirit, who lives in us (John 14:15-17) and eternal life with him (John 3:16).
“The Lord hears his people when they call to him for help. He rescues them from all their troubles. The Lord is close to the brokenhearted, he rescues those who are crushed in spirit. The righteous may face many troubles, but the Lord rescues them from each and every one. For the Lord protects them from harm, not one of their bones will be broken!” (Psalms 34:17-20 NLT). Now that’s security!
Have you placed your trust in Jesus Christ as your savior? There is no greater security than know Jesus as your savior, don’t wait another minute, call on his name right now! To those who have placed their trust in Jesus as savior, my question to you, is he the Lord of your life? We get tangled up in sin and don’t realize we are working in our own strength trying to live the Christian life. Listen to the Holy Spirit and get rid of those sins that are holding you back.
We have been set free to live a life that is pleasing to God, through the blood of Christ. Just let go and love God with all your heart, soul and mind.
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