Are You Threatened? Jesus Offers Security.

Feb 17, 2021

Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword?  As it is written, “For your sake we are being killed all the day long; we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered.” No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.  – Romans 8:35-39

People go to great lengths to safeguard their money, their jobs, their computers, their phones, their homes, their health, their families, their minds and their lives against internal and external dangers that threaten their well-being. They look for security in a variety of places ranging from the number in their bank account balance to the number on their keypad of their home alarm system to the number of years of seniority at their workplace.  All of the security measures that people take have one thing in common:  they can fail at any time, which means they don’t really offer security at all.  Real security is having something which guarantees a good future for you that can never be lost by you or taken from you.  That’s the kind of security we have in the love that Jesus has for us, even if we experience terrible things in this world because we are headed for another world.   Out of His love for us… He laid down His life for us on the cross so we can be forgiven and freed from the only thing that can truly threaten us, our sin.  He rose from the dead to defeat the final enemy that we could never safeguard against, our mortality.  He sits in the position of power and authority to rule for good the one thing that we struggle to control, our lives.  He prepares for us a place and an inheritance to be enjoyed forever by ensuring the one thing that we cannot, our eternity.  He promises to provide all that we need for all that we face until He brings us safely to the one thing we long for most, our home with Him.  He atones.  He rules.  He prepares.  He sustains.  He delivers.  And there is nothing that can stop Him from loving us like that.   That.  Is.  Security.   Because Jesus loves you… He gave His life for you in the past, He’s walking with you in the present, and He’s coming back for you in the future.  Christian, take heart today, for though your life is not without threats and troubles, your life is safe and secure in the love of Jesus.

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