- Psalm 1:3 (NASB)
I seek security, as many people do. But the source from where I receive my security is vitally important. For security is only as secure as its source.
The only, real source of security for any individual is found in the God of Abraham. In the first Psalm, God tells us of the security found in Him. God states that the one who delights in the law of the Lord is secure.
Now what I mean by God’s law is His word (the Bible). The Bible is the very breath of God written down for people. Since God is love and He loves people so much as to die for them, God’s word directs people to true security. This is not the security that the world offers. It is real and lasting security.
God says that for anyone willing to listen to and heed His word, security waits. What does God’s security look like? Let’s take a look.
God’s security is firm. In other words, it is strong. To be secure in the Lord is to be like a tree which has been planted by a stream of water. Trees planted by a good water source are continually nourished therefore their roots grow deep into the soil. These trees, being consistently nourished, are firm and strong. The one who looks at God’s word and is willing to submit finds a firm security.
God’s security is fruitful. The person who trusts in God’s security possesses something to give; something of value to offer others. People who depend upon what the Bible says can always have a reserve of blessings to give. I find that it is better to give than to receive. I also know that as I give, God gives back to me what seems to be even greater blessing. This is the abundance of God’s security.
God’s security sustains. When I choose to listen and obey the word of God, I overcome the world. What I mean is that the world’s corruptive power cannot invade my security in Jesus Christ. Rather than being overcome with evil I can overcome evil with good. I can love those who hate me. I can help those who wish to harm me. As I respond to the evil in the world, I am sustained so that I can continue loving, continue doing what is good.
God’s security brings prosperity. This does not mean that I am guaranteed never to fail. It means that in all things, I eventually prosper. It means that even as I fail, God is there to take care of all things. As I submit to God’s word, I find that all things work out for my good.
The security found in God is amazing. It is available to all who are willing to listen to God’s word and do what it commands of us. What does God’s word command? God’s word commands us rely upon no other security but God’s security which is through Jesus Christ.
- Pastor Randy