February 19, 2012

False Security

Written by Wisdom Hunters

Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today- February 19, 2012

“When the soldiers returned to the camp, the elders of Israel asked,
‘Why did the Lord bring defeat upon us today before the Philistines? Let us bring the ark of the Lord’s covenant from Shiloh, so that it may go with us and save us from the hand of our enemies.’” 1 Samuel 4:3

Our security is in God alone. Security is not found in a representation of God, but in God. The church is the bride of Christ, but it is not your security. Your spouse is your lifelong companion, but he or she is not your security. Money is useful, but it is not your security. Your children are a blessing, but they are not your security. Your job is necessary, but it is not your security. Armies protect nations, but national security is ultimately God’s call.

God does not allow the security that comes only from Him to be found in another. This is why He is God. He is the secure one. You are eternally secure in Christ. Do not fret over your fearful situation. Rather, seek your security in Christ. You will become insecure if you attempt to be secure outside of Jesus. There is not enough money, time or insulation from the world to keep you secure, only Christ can do that. Security is His prerogative. Any substitute for His security is an attempt to prostitute His peace. It can’t be done.

Security is not found in Jesus plus something else. This only dilutes the security of your Savior. Do not spend all your effort and energy arranging a secure life. You will never be satisfied with your self-made security. Authentic security and contentment are in the Lord. He is your security guard. As you follow Him, anything in your life has to come through His care. However, for better or for worse, He does not allow us to live in a risk-free environment. Yes, we have freedom in Christ but not without danger. Tragedy could strike any day. A car accident, a terminal illness, a rebellious child, a lost job, or rejection from a friend can shake your confident security in the Lord.

So, when your faith is tested, will you still rely on His stellar track record of security? Or, will you panic and make matters worse by relaxing your principles or even abandoning your faith in God? Now is not the time to bail on God. You are still secure in Him, even when things go wrong. Do not choose to battle through life alone. You will lose if you do. You will lose sleep—maybe your health, peace and security. Stay true to heaven’s security forces. His angels are sentries of care who watch over you. A spiritual battle is raging all around you. Satan will crush your self-made security, but he flees in the face of a man or woman secure in Christ.

There are no weapons in his arsenal that can penetrate the solid armor of God. The armor of the Lord defines His attributes of security. Your freedom is secured by His belt of truth. Your heart is protected by His breastplate of righteousness. You can walk securely with Him, because your feet are covered by His peace. You can be confident that His shield of faith extinguishes the fiery arrows of the enemy. Your mind is secured by His helmet of salvation. Your offensive security lies in the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God. Now this is security “up close and personal.” Chose each day to be suited up by the Lord, and you will be secure. An exposed life is an insecure life. Therefore, be clothed with Christ. Security is in your Savior alone!

Taken from Dose 85 in the 90-day devotional book, “Infusion”… http://bit.ly/bQHNIE

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Comments

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    If the last 4 years are any indication, then He’s holding back, big time. His blessings cannot be tied to the economy. Those who seek Him should not be subject to poverty, this is an oxymoron. The false security is in the teachings of the current clergy, and God’s word is being twisted to benefit only those who give generously because they are rich.
    What ever happened to giving what you have, like the woman who gave her only coin and got blessed beyond measure, no more poverty in a poverty stricken nation, and certainly not in America, no more physical suffering, no need to worry about a decent job, or a good place to live in a good neighborhood. What ever happened to THAT?

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