Safety in God’s Presence

Read: Psalm 91:1-16

God provides safety and security to His people when they travel through unforeseen situations. God is all-knowing and sees that His people are protected from danger. God is our Shield, our Refuge and Fortress. In medieval times, a fortress was built to protect the city from being invaded by other enemies. When arrows or cannon balls were shot through, the fortress took their impact, protecting the people inside the city. As God is our Fortress, He will block the stray arrows thrown at us by the enemy (Ps. 91:5). Like a mother hen that protects her chicks under her wings, God will cover you with His wings (Ps. 91:4).

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Guarding Your Heart

Read: Proverbs 4:23

In this world there are a lot of distractions. It is hard for a believer to guard his heart from sinning. There might be some tough choices that we have to make in order to prevent from falling into the devil’s trap. If we compromise once, it is easy to fall into sin constantly. Just like a little yeast contaminates the whole batch of dough, so is sin (Gal. 5:9). A man might be tempted to see forbidden content on the internet. If he gives in to this temptation, he becomes addicted to pornography. Through the guidance and help of the Holy Spirit, a believer is able to overcome the enemy. The wisdom of God warns us from taking the wrong path. God’s wisdom can be found by reading His Word daily.

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Access to the Heavenly Father

Read: Galatians 4:4-7

People who work for companies and organisations may require identity cards to have access to their office. Without it, they cannot enter the building. We can have access to our Heavenly Father, through His Son Jesus Christ. Jesus said, “I am the Way, the Truth and the Life. No one comes to the Father, but through Me” (John 14:6). Jesus is the Mediator between man and God (1 Tim. 2:5). Jesus is able to save forever those who draw near to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them (Heb. 7:25). Jesus intercedes for us daily and prays for us. We can have access to God only through Jesus and not through anyone else including saints who have passed away.

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