Sunday, February 17, 2013

Privileges Of God's Children: Security

God is my rock in this crazy world.


1 Peter 2:6-8 As the Scriptures say, “I am placing a cornerstone in Jerusalem, chosen for great honor, and anyone who trusts in him will never be disgraced.” 7 Yes, you who trust him recognize the honor God has given him. But for those who reject him, “The stone that the builders rejected has now become the cornerstone.”

8 And, “He is the stone that makes people stumble, the rock that makes them fall.” They stumble because they do not obey God’s word, and so they meet the fate that was planned for them.

Romans 5:8 And this hope will not lead to disappointment. For we know how dearly God loves us, because he has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his love.

We see so much insecurity in the economy, dishonesty in our government, and even churches that don't believe things that have always been taught. There is no solid ground in this godless society, moral values are constantly being changed. Isn't there something that we can hold onto and depend on?

Disappointment has the idea of being deceived or being caught off guard, it may be people or it may be circumstances that are beyond our control, our lives are full of disappointments. The more you try to control people and circumstances the more disillusioned you will become.

There is one place to find a lot of promises that have never failed, the Bible is full of promises that God has made to his people and his people have found out that they have never had a reason to be disappointed or ashamed, we have found that the one that we put our hope in is trustworthy.

My God is faithful.

Isaiah 50:7  Because the Sovereign LORD helps me, I will not be disgraced. Therefore, I have set my face like a stone, determined to do His will. And I know that I will not be put to shame.
God is our rock when people disappoint us, God is our rock when life's trials and heartaches get us down, God is our rock for our eternal security! There cannot possibly be a stronger foundation to build your life on.

Our God's faithfulness to his children is beyond comprehension, no wonder the prophet Isaiah said that he would "set his face like a stone, determined to do His will." He knew that he could trust the Lord to be his all in all, he knew that God's power and faithfulness were in his favor and that his problems and disappointments and eternal security were all covered by one person.

Hebrews 10:23 Let us hold tightly without wavering to the hope we affirm, for God can be trusted to keep his promise.

What do you hold onto when your world is unstable? I hope that it is the God of the universe that has revealed his love for us in the Bible. There isn't a person, an organization or a philosophy that will prove to be better to get you through the storms of life.