Sober Security

Last week, I discussed dealing with suffering, especially as we face the end times.  When we know God’s word and believe in His truth, we have no reason to fear what lies ahead of us.   We should “await His return with expectancy and anticipation” (taken from the following devotional).

The words below come from the Presidential Prayer Team,  a devotional I receive daily that encourages people to pray for the president and other politicians, that they would do what is right for our country and according to God’s will.

Sober Security

Over 1,500 people died when the Titanic sank nearly a century ago. So, too, many more will be unprepared for the cataclysmic end-times events still to come because they did not hear God's Word or heed His warning. The common element - a sense of false security.

"Let us be sober, having put on the breastplate of faith and love, and for a helmet the hope of salvation."   I Thessalonians 5:8

Think of it. Many people today are drunk with the pleasures of the world and asleep to the fact that they are in need of a Savior. Others are sober: alert and awake, believing in Jesus and awaiting His return with expectancy and anticipation. They don't lose heart when they hear tragic news or experience difficulties in life ... for they are secure knowing God's hands hold the future.

Believer, live each day creatively, calmly and obediently. The breastplate of faith and love will cover your heart with faith towards God and love for His people. The helmet of the hope of salvation will protect your mind and set your attention on things above (Colossians 3:1-3).

Read God's Word daily. Then intercede for this country's leaders who don't know salvation through Jesus that they may experience its joy and lead this nation soberly and rightly.                                

Recommended Reading: Psalm 40:1-4, 11-16

The best part of familiarity with the Bible is knowing how the story ends.  God has the victory!   We have eternity to look forward to – the end of all suffering and tears.   Don’t let yourself get too caught up in the ways of the world and the woes that often come along with marriage.  God is still in control and has an amazing plan for good.  Keep your eyes focused on Him.


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