[bibletalk] Godly Security

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From: "Steve Preston" <prstn496@...>
Date: Sat, 12 Jan 2008 08:23:31 -0500
Godly Security

“Rejoice not against me, O mine enemy: when I fall, I shall arise; 
when I sit in darkness, the LORD shall be a light unto me” (Micah 7:8).

Micah lamented this after noting that God really is the only one that 
is trustworthy. Given that the apostle Paul writes later “They are all 
gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is 
none that doeth good, no, not one” (Romans 3:12), Micah is right on 
the mark. That is not to say that our brethren cannot be trusted only 
that humans are fallible and tend to make mistakes; God never does. 
Knowing that the Father is constantly watching out for us should give 
us a great amount of confidence and it seemingly did for Micah. But 
this saying from the prophet only echoes what is said elsewhere in 
the scriptures. David said that God “…preparest a table before me 
in the presence of mine enemies” (Psalm 23:5). Joshua told the 
children of Israel that “If the LORD delight in us, then he will 
bring us into this land, and give it us” (Num. 14:7). And in case 
you didn’t already know, God did give the land to them. Confidence 
in God also gives a feeling of security. Godly security keeps us 
from eternal harm. It keeps us from fearing the world and what it 
might do to us. Godly security helps us to understand that “…greater 
is he that is in you, than he that is in the world” (1 John 4:4). 

Though the world may be pleased when the child of God falls, we need 
not fear losing our strength because our God is our eternal source 
of strength and might.

In Christ, Steve Preston

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