All mankind seeks security in day-to-day life, but what the unsaved world is ignorant of, is that Christ alone is the key and only solution to this dilemma. This article presents this case with the support of Scripture.
Whether we realize it or not, we all often seek or place our security in things, circumstances, lifestyles, or relationships. Each of these can rightly give joy and peace to us as believers, but that derived joy and peace needs to be accessory joy and accessory peace. An accessory is an optional addition to a base product such that it cannot stand alone and does not solely contain the functionality of the base product. For example, a car with no accessories has the windows necessary to drive and see one’s surroundings. If we add a moon roof, it will give us a new and enjoyable view, but the moon roof alone is insufficient to operate the car. As children of God, our security and joy must first be found in and founded upon Him. He is the only all-sufficient and unchanging part of our lives. Possessions will be broken or lost. Circumstances will change in the blink of an eye. Lifestyles will be turned upside down. And relationships will fail to provide perfect satisfaction. For this reason, Christ said, “But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness; and all these things will be added to you” (Matthew 6:33).
Our purpose in life is to glorify God and direct others to do the same. The Lord will use various joys and trials to grow us in holiness and devotion to Him and we must remember that He is sovereign both in the good and the bad. Until we learn that our God is all that we need and that He holds and moulds the hearts of men and women, we will forever be on a roller coaster of emotions, vacillating from the highest high when success is achieved or affections are shown, to the lowest low when all seems lost and loneliness pervades.
In the latter times, we are never alone, but we will feel that way if we seek joy and security from earthly things. When despair attacks, pray and remember: “Into Thy hand I commit my spirit; Thou hast ransomed me, O Lord, God of truth” (Psalm 31:5). This verse is not simply the dying exclamation of our Lord on the cross, but is also a prayer for each day and a remembrance that we are redeemed and saved by the blood of Christ.
“Be strong, and let your heart take courage, all you who hope in the Lord” (Psalm 31:24). Why should we be strong and courageous (Joshua 1:9)? Because our God “preserves the faithful” (Psalm 31:23) and He gives us the desires of our heart, if those desires are His and Him (Psalm 37:4).
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