I give eternal life to them, and they will never perish; and no one will snatch them out of My hand.John 10:28
Before we determine what it takes to be secure, let’s first look at the definition of being insecure; “subject to fears, doubts, etc.; not self-confident or assured.” Can we be confident and secure when fearful things are out of our control? How can we be secure when the world appears to be in chaos? We never know what tragedy will happen in this world, and it may happen in our own back yard.
How do worldly people find security? Can money, power, popularity, education, or good health make us secure? What if the economy fails, leading to the loss of our jobs, or we get terminally sick? What happens to our security? Things that are a threat to us, that we cannot control, bring on fear and insecurity. If only for this life we have hope in Christ, we are of all people most to be pitied. (1 Corinthians 15:19) If our hope and security is in this life, we are to be pitied because we are seeking security where it doesn’t exist, in this world.
Are we seeking security for our temporary flesh, or are we seeking security for our eternal soul? If we are seeking security only for our flesh, it doesn’t exist. However, if we are seeking security for our eternel souls, we have the promise of God for protection. But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one. (2 Thessalonians 3:3) If we trust our Lord and walk in accordance to his loving will, our soul is protected for eternity. The Lord is with me; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me? (Psalm 118:6) If we realize that the moment we take our last breath, life begins, our soul with conscious thought will move into eternity with God and we will receive a new perfect eternal body. We put our hope in eternal life in heaven with our Lord. And since Christ has overcome death, what do we have to fear? Death to God and to us is victory in Christ, because we go home to live with God where life is perfect beyond our imagination.
Today focus your security on your eternal soul. God will protect your soul for eternity, and protect your flesh until he calls you home. Read in God’s word about the difficult life of Paul and how God kept him alive until he fulfilled His plan. It is the same for us! We follow the Spirit and live God’s plan for our lives, because no one can change God’s plan for our lives! God provides security for our flesh in order that we might serve him. How can we serve him without our flesh?
Prayer: Lord, help me be secure in your loving promises to protect my soul from the evil one. Lead me by your Spirit, through this fearful world into your Kingdom. I am in this world but I am not part of it. Help me to minister to the world as your servant, as your ambassador. Take away Satan’s weapon of fear because I am going to live with victory in Christ. In Jesus name, Amen