I normally post on Friday, but the post I wasn’t fully satisfied with the post I was drafting and decided not to publish it. I am assembling a brief post with a guide for studying the book of Numbers. It will includes tips for studying with children (or simply going through the book yourself).
In the meantime, I’ve got a little thought for the day based on today’s scripture writing from Proverbs.. I post something connected with the day’s copy work almost daily on the Elihu’s Corner Facebook Page. I hope the plans are helping you deepen your study of the Bible!
Thank you for your continued support of this blog. Your comments, notes of encouragement, and—above all else—your faith in the Lord are a regular encouragement to me!
Who or what is your “safe place”?
Who or what gives you a sense of security?
It’s easy to pay lip service to God while we place our trust in earthly supports.
We find security in…
Our free and just country.
Our mighty military.
Our insurance plans.
Our home security systems.
Everything on that short list is great to have, but they all have the potential to fail. World history is littered with the debris of slashed safety nets.
The Great Depression.
The French Revolution.
The fall of the Roman Empire.
The Enron scandal.
September 11, 2001.
In each case, people had their hard work, security, and/or wealth snatched away. Whether we live with security or insecurity, it is vital to recognize the temporal nature of our worldly status. Press on to know the Lord and discover rest in His everlasting arms.
God is a refuge that cannot be penetrated or destroyed.
“The name of the Lord is a strong tower;
the righteous man runs into it and is safe.
A rich man’s wealth is his strong city, and like a high wall in his imagination.”
Proverbs 18:10-11 ESV