Proverbs 29:25 NKJV The fear of man brings a snare, But whoever trusts in the LORD shall be safe.
In our present day of home invasions, identity thieves, computer hackers, terrorists, etc… SECURITY is a word we hear a lot about in nearly every context of life today. We have job security, national security, online-security, identity security services, and personal security just to name a few. Here in Proverbs 29:25 we see two types of security juxtaposed. Security or trust place in natural man vs. the security we have with our trust in the Lord.
The fear of man brings a snare and entangles us with confusion and angst because there are limits to the security that man can provide. I am certainly one for taking precautions and security measures like utilizing software on my computer to defend against computer viruses and other malware. I also subscribe to a service that monitors my family’s social security numbers and credit accounts. There are security devices in my car, in my home, and none of my web-site passwords are “password”. Still none of these measures can provide absolute peace of mind.
True security rest not in the actions we take or in the devices of man but in the capable and trustworthy hands of the Lord. In His hands alone there is true peace and safety found in the midst of any circumstance. This doesn’t mean that problems won’t arise or difficult and potentially devastating fear-inducing circumstances won’t present themselves. But in the midst of them we can stay steady and fully trust in Him for He is our deliverer, protector, and Loving Father.
Don’t be dumb. Take whatever natural measures you deem right to secure your home and family. There is wisdom in that. Still, you must recognize that the arm of the flesh can fail and it is necessary to keep your confidence in Him. He is right there with you, in the midst of any situation, leading, guiding, protecting, and bringing you out in triumphant victory. Fear Not!
Romans 8:28 NKJV And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.