October 22nd 2010

Safe And Secure

“I’m speaking to you as dear friends. Don’t be bluffed into silence or insincerity by the threats of religious bullies. True, they can kill you, but then what can they do? There’s nothing they can do to your soul, your core being. Save your fear for God, who holds your entire life—body and soul—in his hands.”
Luke 12:4-5 (The Message)

We just happened to be in Los Vegas when President Obama visited the city. I was sitting in a hotel room with a view of the airport watching the activity around the President’s plane, Air Force One, as the motorcade arrived with flashing lights and all the security measures that surround the every movement of a Head of State.

All the security measures still do not ensure absolute protection and safety, though, as history tells. Past presidents have been shot, injured and assassinated, as have many dignitaries around the world from Martin Luther King, to the Pope. As it says in Matthew 6:19, “Don’t hoard treasure down here where it gets eaten by moths and corroded by rust or—worse!—stolen by burglars. Stockpile treasure in heaven, where it’s safe from moth and rust and burglars. It’s obvious, isn’t it?  The place where your treasure is, is the place you will most want to be, and end up being.”

When hatred and anger enter the heart of any person, they are capable of dreadful deeds and atrocities, and that includes you and me. The only salvation we have from this enemy is the presence of God in our hearts. He is our only security and protection from death eternal. His promise and gift of life eternal is our true security.

As the scripture at the beginning tells us, we do not need to fear what man can do, but can say with Timothy, “God’s looking after me, keeping me safe in the kingdom of heaven. All praise to him, praise forever! Oh, yes!” (2 Timothy 4:18).

Keep us safe, Father in Heaven—safe from sin, safe from permanent harm, safe in your everlasting arms.

Study by Nancy Silcox

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