DayBreaks for 7/08/20: The Christian’s Security
Security is a dancing phantom, much like the shadows of clouds that flit across the landscape. Yet we long for security in an insecure world. We fear for our health. We fear for our financial “security”. We seek secure investments. We lock our doors in an effort to ensure security. We fear hackers and stolen identities, so we pay for security systems to make our digital identities secure. We may arm ourselves to ward off a nightime intruder. We don’t walk alone at night in a dark place. We do all these things because of our fears in an effort to be secure.
Security in Jesus is not something that I was raised with. In many ways, I grew up in a hellfire and brimstone church that had one trembling with fear every time you had an evil thought or did something you shouldn’t. At those moments we were urged to smell the smoke of the pit that was licking at our feet and about to pull us downward forever.
I thank God that I’ve learned a bit more about security as a Christ-believer. Consider these things:
ONE: the Christian is united with Christ, seated with him (Ephesians 2:6);
TWO: we are hidden with him in God (Colossians 3:3);
THREE: we cannot be divided or separated from him by life or death or anything in existence (John 10:29, Romans 8:38-39).
What is the implication of those things? Simply put it is this: the Christian is as secure as Christ himself is secure!!! And you just don’t get more secure than that.
I love what Martin Luther said: World, death, devil, hell, away and leave me in peace! You have no hold on me. If you will not let me live, then I will die. But you won’t succeed in that. Chop my head off, and it won’t harm me. I have One who will give me a new one.
It is so much better to smell the rarified air of heaven than the smoke of the pit.
Believer: rest in Christ. You are as secure as he himself is!
PRAYER: We shout with joy for the security we have found in your, Lord God! Thank you for understanding our fears and our need to feel secure and for giving us the security we sought! In Jesus’ name, Amen.
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