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24/05/2022 03:00 - 25/05/2022 02:00

"I have set the LORD always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved" - Psalm 16:8 (NIV). 

There was once a wealthy gentleman who having amassed great wealth sought the best way to be secure. After hiring a security company with asault rifles, he decided on putting up iron doors for his mansion along with window burglar proofs to prevent any attempted break in.

But still he felt insecure and restless. So he erected a tall wall which he topped with electric barbed wire. He moved out always in a Hammer four wheel SUV with a dozen armed escort. Now one day while in bed his heart failed and he passed on before emergency help could arrive!

Where is your security! This gentleman used his wealth to secure for himself the best security his money could buy only for his life to be snatched without notice. It is a familiar scene every day- how certain members of society are armed to teeth in order to ensure maximum security for themselves and families. But the truth is, "Unless the Lord builds the house, the builders labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the guards stand watch in vain" (Psalm 127:1).

The best security can only be found by sheltering in the Lord. "For the LORD is your security. He will keep your foot from being caught in a trap" (Proverbs 3:26). While it is good and proper to take good precautions for one's safety, none should lose sight of that. "Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. Instead, you ought to say, “If it is the Lord’s will, we will live and do this or that.” As it is, you boast in your arrogant schemes. All such boasting is evil" (James 4: 14-17).

Prayer for today: Lord Father God of Abraham, maker of heaven and earth, today I pray ever to take refuge in you, for you are my protector through all circumstances, this I pray in Jesus's name.

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    "The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by human hands” (Acts 17:24)

    When in his missionary journey the Apostle Paul ventured into the city of Athens he was struck by two things. First, the Athenians spent most of the day doing nothing but talking about the latest ideas (Acts 17:21). In spite of that they could not figure out who the great God is and his plan for their salvation.

    Secondly, Paul noticed Athens was filled with temples and statutes all over. In fact he came across one altar marked with an inscription to an “unknown god” (verse 23). The Athenians were a very religious people, searching God but with no idea of his plans for salvation through Jesus.
    The experience of Paul travelling through Athens could be the same with any of us visiting our modern cities. It is easy to find folks arguing about where truth can be found on social media almost all day. And then also one can find temples of all nature rising across the city. This is usually where they have assigned and restricted God as folks go about their lives.

    One thing Paul reminded the Athenians is that in spite of all their great arguments and temples the truth was actually not far from them. “From one man he made all the nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he marked out their appointed times in history and the boundary of their lands. God did this so that they should seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from any of us” (Acts 17:27-28).

    Today, you may find yourself in a situation similar to that of the Athenians, where you are searching for the truth, yet it is so close to you. “Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me” (Revelation 3:20).

    Prayer for today: Lord Father in heaven, today I pray in the blessed name of Jesus, to know and share the truth of your salvation like Paul did for you are not far from any who truly desires to know you, this I pray in Jesus’ name!

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