Safety is GodlyFlorence Jornsen
They will live there in safety. They will build houses and plant vineyards. I will punish all their neighbours who treated them with scorn, and Israel will be secure. Then they will know that I am the LORD their God.” Ezekiel 28:26 GNB
Most people who quote “safety is of the Lord” fail to understand that God puts safety measures in place to guarantee safety. God can never be taken unawares. He is not a careless God and does not want His children to live carelessly. The Bible is our: Basic Instructor Before Living Earth. Following Biblical instruction keeps us safe from danger and every plot of the evil one. There is need to be vigilant and sober, because the adversary goes about like a roaring lion seeking for whom to devour. God is our guard and guide but we must watch and pray so that we don’t become a prey.
Let’s look at some Biblical examples of safety measures and imbibe them for our safety as well: (Matthew 1:13-15) when king Herod plotted to kill baby Jesus, God sent an Angel to his earthly parent to escape with the child to Egypt with an instruction for them to remain in Egypt until he tells them to leave. Amazingly God did not tell them to fast and pray for safety, he gave them instruction to follow. The instruction is “escape for your life”. Why didn’t God send warring angels to fight Herod? It was not necessary. What was necessary was minimize the exposure of the baby to his adversary. Don’t stay close to where Herod will set eyes on the baby. The parents obeyed God’s voice and the child was preserved to fulfill his purpose. May you not die before your time from carelessness.
Another Biblical protective measure is that of shutting the door. You must learn to always shut your doors and open them only when necessary and to the right people. The door of God’s kingdom is not open to all. It is only open to those who have the keys and password. (Rev 3:7-8). Jesus is so cautious that he won’t bump into your house. He will knock and then allow you to open for him to come in. (Revelation 3:20). Is the door of your life open to all kinds of people and information? If you are not properly informed, you will be deformed. Do you open your heart to false prophets and diviners who tell you lies? Or you open only for Jesus and the holy spirit and people filled with the holy spirit. You need to be able to discern who is who before you open your door.
One more example was the case of prophet Elisha, when king Benhadad of Syria sent assassins to his house. Elisha could discern who sent them and quickly instructed that his door should be shut against them. (2 kings 6:32-33)That action did not make him a coward. It was not a time to show power. Just shut your door, that’s all you need to avert danger in most cases. Two key security lessons today is relocate and shut your doors.
Dear heavenly father, grant us discretion to walk in your direction in order to know when to fight and when to run. Shut off all evil from our lives in Jesus name amen!
QUOTE: Following Biblical instruction keeps us safe from danger and every plot of the evil one ~ Florence Jornsen
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