There is Safety in Walking in God’s Wisdom
Though the world may seem as if it is spinning out of control around us, there is no safer place to be than in the center of God’s will. God guides those who honor His wisdom into paths of safety. There is nothing safer than living in the wisdom and will of God.
“Then you will go on your way in safety, and your foot will not stumble. When you lie down, you will not be afraid: when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet. Have no fear of sudden disaster or the ruin that overtakes the wicked, for the Lord will be at your side and will keep your foot from being snared.” ~Proverbs 3:23-26
The New Testament illustrates this principle in an account found in the book of Acts. Here we find the disciple Peter sleeping even when he had just been imprisoned.
“It was about this time that King Herod arrested some who belonged to the church, intending to persecute them. He had James, the brother of John, put to death with the sword. When he saw that this met with approval among the Jews, he proceeded to seize Peter also. This happened during the Festival of Unleavened Bread. After arresting him, he put him in prison, handing him over to be guarded by four squads of four soldiers each. Herod intended to bring him out for public trial after the Passover. So Peter was kept in prison, but the church was earnestly praying to God for him. The night before Herod was to bring him to trial, Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains, and sentries stood guard at the entrance.” ~Acts 12:1-6
Peter had learned that a life surrendered to God is a life that is full of blessings that only come from God! Learn to walk with the Lord by your side so that you can say, “the Lord is my helper, I will not be afraid!”
Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you never will I forsake you.” So we say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?” Remember your leaders, who spoke the word of God to you. Consider the outcome of their way of life and imitate their faith. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. ~Hebrews 13:5-8