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Most individuals believe that safety for them is a home capable of withstanding the fiercest of storms. Others find safety in financial depth. Some see safety in preparation for catastrophe. Yet others see their safe haven in the simple covering of a granite rock during a thunderstorm above the tree line. Safety then can take on a practical reality as serious and binding as the necessities of simple existence.

Like Matthew 7:24 - whosoever hearth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him to a wise man, which built his house upon a rock...and every one that hearth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand:

Like Matthew 7:24 – whosoever hearth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him to a wise man, which built his house upon a rock…and every one that hearth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand:

To the Christian, safety lies in the surety of God’s consistent character, activity, sovereignty and love. The very thought that God uses us for His glory is comfort for the Christian. One resting in Christ need only know He has their best interest in mind whether that means to serve Him in Lander, Wyoming or on the distant shores of Africa. This believer is content whatever the conditions of their existence, whatever the provision in His grace, whatever the challenges provided for growth.

The Christian heart and spirit rest in the intimate care of the Father. Their heart can prayerfully contemplate the strong tower of eternity in a carefully considered life devoted to the only Being able to provide eternity to mankind, the Person responsible for all life (Col 1:16), the One who died so we could live (1 Thess 5:10). Though a believer knows they can never earn salvation, they could never repay the sin debt they owed, they also know that the God of Heaven promised to remove that pain, suffering, debt and burden if only they believe in Him.

So, safety is relative. Safety is relative to your perspective, to your understanding of individual purpose, to your vision. Safety on the world’s plain of existence is materialistic and directed in a fashion that desires for self. Safety to the believer in Christ is directed outward in a faith that is deep and abiding. It cares not for the world nor the things in the world. Where is your safety?

 

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