Wednesday, 17 August 2011


But whoever listens to me will dwell safely, And will be secure, without fear of evil." – Proverbs 1v33

Security is a big issue today. You can’t go anywhere without encountering some type of security. It is, of course, a major part of air travel. Scanners and metal detectors and friskings and searching are all a part of travel in the name of security.

The problem is that I really don’t feel any more secure with all that security. We all like to feel secure, but men’s efforts at providing security only do it to a certain extent. Man is not perfect and anyone who really wants to break down security will probably find a way to do so. Flyers though we were secure until explosives were hidden in shoes and underwear and even water bottles. Chances are, sadly, that even todays security will fail again.

It is not only flying that can feel unsafe and insecure. Life is a lot like that. We don’t get up every morning and go through a full-body scanner before we go out into the world. We face all sorts of dangerous and fearful situations. Life can be fearful, and with good reason.

But ultimately God’s children can rest in security no matter what is outside that front door. Sure, we are not promised physical safety. We can’t say that nothing bad is going to happen. But we can rest in total security that our God will still be there for us no matter what we face. No matter what the ‘bad guys’ have planned, I am secure and safe in Christ. I can dwell safely in Him and do not need to be afraid of whatever evil comes my way. 

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