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Finding Our Security In Him
2/9/2016

I will both lie down in peace, and sleep; For You alone, O LORD, make me dwell in safety. Psalms 4:8 (NKJV)

If there is one thing we all long for in this world, it is to feel secure.  Let’s face it, we live in a world filled with so much unpredictability we will go to great extremes to feel safer.  Satan and his emissaries know this and as a result, they will bombard us with a variety of temptations to think we would be somehow more secure based on our possessions, our achievements, our looks, our power, or prestige, and even our job. 

But of all the areas, the one we probably are tempted most with is our finances.  Some people believe they will feel more secure if they just had a little more cash in the bank.  We all have probably contemplated what it would be like to win the lottery, or to become very successful in the business world—knowing there would be plenty of money.  And even though there may be many different uses for this wealth, most of us would acknowledge by having more money we would finally be free from the bondage of debt, and therefore feel much more secure about our future.   

If there is one human being who could have found security in power, prestige, physical appearance, and wealth, it would have to be King Solomon—he had it all!  Solomon may have initially felt safe and secure because of possessing these things, and he even tried to fulfill the desires of his flesh with these blessings from God.  But he soon found out these things were only temporary, and there was no lasting peace or security in any of them, and concluded this lifestyle was all vanity (Ecclesiastes 12). 

Jesus knew we would be tempted to seek wealth as a means of happiness and security, and so He clearly counseled us, saying,Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also” (Matt. 6:19-21).

Q:         So what was Jesus saying—are we not to work hard, or is it wrong to have a savings account?

No. Jesus was merely saying, make Me and My Kingdom a priority in your heart—this is where your security is.  And He drives this point home twelve verses later in Matt. 6:33, by telling His disciples, “But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.”

We are not to seek our security in our wealth, but in the Lord Jesus.  As we seek the kingdom of God and His righteousness, we can be confident He will provide everything we need to live securely, and blessed abundantly (Matt. 5:6)—we will be given a purpose, and a perfect peace as well (Isa. 26:3). 

I want to encourage you to think and pray upon these truths.

STUDY QUESTION: According to Psalm 4:8, where did the Psalmist find his only security?

PERSONAL INVENTORY: Are you only looking to, and trusting in the Lord for your security, safety, and provisions, or are you seeking something, or someone else for these things?

PRACTICAL APPLICATION: Choose to trust solely in the Lord for your security, and provisions?

MAKE THIS YOUR PRAYER TODAY: Father, thank You for Your abundant security and provisions in my life.  I am sorry for those times where I have trusted in someone or something other than You alone.  I choose to seek You today for all my needs.  In Jesus’ precious name, amen…

Be Blessed, Pastor Scott

 

 

 

 

 


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