Proverbs 3:21-26 - SEEKING SECURITY

Proverbs 3:21-26: SEEKING SECURITY

Proverbs 3:21-26 (NKJV) My son, let them not depart from your 
eyes - Keep sound wisdom and discretion; 22 So they will be life to 
your soul And grace to your neck. 23 Then you will walk safely in 
your way, And your foot will not stumble. 24 When you lie down, you 
will not be afraid; Yes, you will lie down and your sleep will be 
sweet. 25 Do not be afraid of sudden terror, Nor of trouble from the 
wicked when it comes; 26 For the Lord will be your confidence, And will 
keep your foot from being caught.  


   A squirrel comes by every now and then. One morning he turned 
up his nose at the dried corncobs I put out just for him and risked 
his life checking out the bird feeder, only to find thistle seed. So 
he jumped back to the deck and began searching for acorns. 
   Unfortunately for him, we had fewer that year. We didn't want 
any acorns to sprout in the yard or attract the woodpecker who 
wanted to drill holes and store them in our walls. So I hired one of 
our grandsons to pick up acorns and paid a penny each. One sand 
bucket carries two hundred. He filled five and felt like a 
   Squirrels have a ceaseless need to keep gathering and storing 
food. On a visit to Oregon Caves, a ranger told us about the tons of 
acorns squirrels had stored in the caves - all of which had to be 
removed. The squirrels had turned cave rooms into warehouses, leaving 
little room for exploration. That number of acorns was far beyond what 
the squirrels could possibly need. But no matter how much they 
gathered, it never seemed to be enough. 
   How many of us are that way, incessantly storing for a rainy 
day? It's not nuts to prepare for the future, but if we think 
security comes from what we have in the bank, the cupboards, the closet, 
or the investment portfolio, we'll end up worse than disappointed. 
Our security is in the living God. He is our refuge and our 
strength, as Psalm 46 says, so we don't need to be afraid - even when our 
circumstances look dire. We can even state boldly, with the psalmist, "Let the 
oceans roar and foam. Let the mountains tremble as the waters surge!" 
(46:3). No trouble on earth - loss of a job, outbreak of war, illness in 
the family, persecution - can change the fact that the Lord reigns 
over all creation. He is sovereign. 
   Life may not work out exactly the way we think it should, and 
we may have to face the fact that we are not in control. But the 
even better truth is that God is. When the hard times come, remember 
that God made you, He loves you, He has a plan for your life, and He 
is preparing a future beyond your wildest expectations. [Earth 
Psalms by Francine Rivers] 


Most Important Decision in Life: 

A Man without Equal by Bill Bright: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NiVa7UoruIo [old, but one of the best] 

Importance of Choice: 
http://creationhealth.com/CREATION-Health/Choice [click on video]  

Seeking God Made Real: http://vimeo.com/31489782

Prayer Made Real: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tc8VdMV26VE

Musical Devotional On Christian Living: 

Medical Seminar on Healthful Living by David DeRose, MD, MPH: 


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