My folks never purchased a security system for their house. I grew up in a different time… dare I say, it was a simpler time. Yes, in the 1970’s we had BTK running around killing people, but I was taught to check the phone just as soon as I walked in the door after school. My parents drilled it into my mind – they said if I pick up the receiver and the line was dead – I was to run like the wind to the neighbor’s house and call the police!
When I was growing up, a security system meant that you had an attack dog. Well, maybe not an attack dog, but at least a dog who would bark loudly when strangers came into the yard.
Now I live in an area where we are required to have security. It’s a good thing, and it lessens our insurance rates too. Security in our day and age is so important. Thieves are all around us. They’ve always been around, but it seems they are closer these days than ever before. Most of us not only fear the loss of our material possessions, but the loss of something as intimate as our identity. If ever we needed services like Lifelock, it’s now!
This portion of Scripture reminds us that we need security, protection and hope! The Lord Jesus Christ is our source of spiritual security. He is a reliable source of strength and our hope in times of trouble. We know that His commands to us are not only for His glory, but for our own good. He wants nothing more than to protect us because He loves us so much.
May we seek His will for our lives as we rely completely on His protection and thank Him for the security He provides for us spiritually. When we have the courage to do that, we will have the ability to ignore all the false voices that try to talk us out of God’s best in our lives. The enemy of our soul would like nothing better than to lure us away from our Father and His plan for us. As long as we delight in our Father’s ways, we will not only survive, but we will thrive because that is God’s desire for us!
I want to live life there! 🙂