"This is the blessing that Moses the man of God pronounced on the Israelites before his death...About Benjamin he said:
'Let the beloved of the LORD rest SECURE in him, for he shields him all day long, and the one the LORD loves rests between his shoulders.'" - Deuteronomy 33:1, 12
Security: A word we may have mentioned in these troubled economic times. A word that is talked about, worried over, and wondered how long we will have it.
In this sinful world, our sinful selves are likely to do anything to gain security, even if it means stepping on others to get it. We think about ourselves and how we can succeed and how we can feel SECURE in our lives, jobs, relationships, etc...
But that's not real security. It's the temporary kind that only lasts in this lifetime. What about eternity? Praise God that His love is secure! As it says in Deuteronomy, we can "rest SECURE in him..."! Through the faith God has given us in Jesus Christ's death and resurrection from the grave, he has secured for us a place with Him in heaven!
God's security through his love may not always be instantaneous in our eyes, but he is always with us and always taking care of us. Many times, we have seen God's people wait, but the difference with God is that he always comes through.
Abraham received what was promised.
Joshua received what was promised.
John the Baptist received what was promised.
We received what was promised...Jesus Christ the Savior of the world!
"And so after waiting patiently, Abraham received what was promised. Men swear by someone greater than themselves, and the oath confirms what is said and puts an end to all argument. Because God wanted to make the unchanging nature of his purpose very clear to the heirs of what was promised, he confirmed it with an oath. God did this so that, by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled to take hold of the hope offered to us may be greatly encouraged. We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and SECURE. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain, where Jesus, who went before us, has entered on our behalf." -Hebrews 6:15-20a
God's love is SECURE! Can I hear an Amen?!