Boast not thyself of tomorrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth. Proverbs 27:1 (KJV)

The billboard was a startling attention getter. It appeared well and truly burned; its surface smoky with charred holes. The ad line was abundantly clear: “When all you’ve got left is our insurance company, you have all the SECURITY you need…”

The design was meant to cause panic to those who read it, and to ask, "Do I have enough insurance coverage on my property and possessions?" It certainly led me to ponder on that word SECURITY: safety, confidence, assurance, stability, protection, defense, a shield.

To many of us "security" means being able to protect our loved ones, possessions, health, and resources in order to maintain a particular standard of living and happiness.

However, I’ve come to know everything is subject to God’s sovereignty. If I have a right relationship with God, I have real security and true joy because my greatest happiness is the pursuit of God Himself, and His sovereign security follows naturally. “…I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.” (Hebrews 13:5b) For the child of God, in all circumstances, God is always there, a secure refuge and strength.

If all we have left after any kind of disaster is an insurance company, we don’t have very much at all. On the other hand, if we lose all earthly possessions, but we have God, we still have everything we’ll ever need.

In Him, we’ll always have life—everlasting life.
Heavenly Father, thank you so much that when we belong to You, You are all the SECURITY we need. Amen.