Man’s Need for Security

Man’s Need for Security

  During these times of turmoil and uncertainty, we need security, which society is unable to give us. Solomon was a man who had tried wine, women, and apparently all other ways of the world, but had come to the conclusion that nothing the world has to offer can bring peace and security. Many of us have worked hard throughout our lives, and now some are concerned about the little nest egg which was invested, but is giving us almost nothing for the use of our money. Perhaps it would be safer to bury our money, as did some of our ancestors for safekeeping. Many advances have …

David’s Formula for Security

David’s Formula for Security

      A man, by the name of David, who lived long ago, gave us some good advice about how to find security in an insecure world. Perhaps you will remember that he was referred to as a man after God’s own heart, but also he was a man who fought many battles, had a host of enemies, and in a moment of temptation and weakness, sinned grievously against God.  After he committed adultery with Bathsheba and knew she was bearing his child,  he stooped to murder in an effort to cover his sin. However, his guilt weighed heavily on his conscience and even …

Fret and Envy Not

Fret and Envy Not

        The first ingredients in David’s formula are Fret not and Envy not and as was true during David’s tempestuous life, currently we encounter many challenging and discouraging situations in life which cause us concern, frustration, and sometimes even dismay. All around us we see those who show little or no concern for others. Many who take a firm stand for moral and Spiritual values, are slighted or ridiculed as perhaps David was. We may have a problem accepting the inequities of life: we have worked diligently all our lives, but during old age we do not have much of the world’s …

Commit Problems to God and Rest in Him

Commit Problems to God and Rest in Him

Solomon, the wisest man who ever lived on earth, wrote these encouraging words found in Proverbs 3: 5-6: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not unto your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths.”   In these verses we are told to turn everything over to God; when we are able to do so, we have the promise God will direct our paths. Commitment means a complete hands off; God is able to solve my problems no matter how difficult, and all He asks me to do is trust Him with all my …

The View From God’s Perspective

The View From God’s Perspective

Kids understand things often much better than we grown-ups do. Caleb handed me a pair of glasses and told me to look at the Christmas tree. I put them on and everything changed. The view showed prisms of Christmas snowflakes everywhere there was a light. How awesome! There was a pair of these lovely little view changers for his brother and sister too. We’ve had a year. If I just looked at things the way they are I’d be in a hard place. It is what it is sure fits. I could name everything “bad” that happened this year. But …