Reading: Proverbs 21:21-31
Key Verse: Verse 31 - “The
horse is prepared against the day of
battle: but safety is of the LORD.”
Key Words: safety is
of the LORD
Have you ever felt insecure? Often insecurity comes as a result of a lack
of preparation, and we certainly need to be people that plan and prepare in
advance. As a matter of fact, our text
verse tells us to prepare, “The horse is
prepared against the day of battle.”
But with all my preparation, safety is of the Lord. As our soldiers fought in Iraq and Afghanistan, they had the best of
weapons and equipment, but their safety wasn’t in weapons and equipment, their
safety came from God.
It is reassuring to me to know
that my safety is in the hands of God.
During the building of the Golden Gate Bridge
over the San Francisco
Bay, construction fell
badly behind schedule because several workers had fallen from the scaffolding
to their deaths. Engineers and
administration could find no solution to the costly delays. Joseph Strauss, the chief engineer, made an
unprecedented move by ordering a large trapeze net to be placed under the
workers. Bridge builders had never
enjoyed such luxury, so the added security made the workers feel as though they
could “dance on steel.”
So it is in the life of the believer, when we
feel a lack of security, our efforts cease, our thoughts are filled with fear,
and immobilization sets in. But isn’t it
great to know that God has promised us safety in the war of life? So, dear saint, don’t panic because safety
really is of the Lord.
What to do:
prepare, no matter what the task.
✞ Be aware of impending danger.