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Thought For Today - July 21
Safe and Secure!
Christian, do you have a sense of safety and security that accompanies you at all times wherever you are or whatever you are doing? If you are a Christian, a child of God, having been born again into the family of God by placing your faith and trust in Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of sins, you can have this sense of security because the Lord is your shepherd, and you are the sheep of his pasture. If you will believe it, you can go through the day, and lay your head on your pillow at night with the full assurance that goodness and mercy shall follow you all the days of your life; and that you will dwell in the house of the Lord forever." Psalm 23: 6
Once saved, then forever sealed and kept by the holy Spirit so that you need never again fear being lost and separated from God, although at times, because of disobedience, you may be out of God's fellowship because of disregard for God's word. We Like sheep sometimes wander from the fold, but the faithful shepherd will leave the ninety and nine and go after the wandering and wayward sheep to return him to the security of the fold.
You need not be fearful of the prosecuting attorney, your accuser before the throne of God,(Satan, the devil) for you are passed from death unto life, and though guilty of sin, you are blameless because "there is therefore now no condemnation to them that be in Christ Jesus." Your judgment is past. The penalty for your sins and mine having been paid by Christ our Lord.
Child of God - redeemed of the Lord - joint heir of Christ, you and I can declare - “ I shall not want.” "He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me. Thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever. Psalm 23