“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.