Today with Jesus
- Today with Jesus
Bible verse: “You will never get
in here! Even the blind and lame could keep you out.” (2 Samuel 5:6)
Which is more important - Job Security or God security?
People are of the false notion that Job is more important than anything else. A well-paid job becomes the sole life ambition for a good future. Everything plays around the job and its income. But the
reality is that we are happy and secure only when we seek God.
Everything else is false security. Whether you are surrounded by mighty walls of stone, a comfortable home, or a secure job, no one can predict what tomorrow may bring. Our relationship with God is the only security that cannot be taken away.
The fortress of Zion (Jerusalem) was located on a high ridge. It had a military advantage and boasted that no one would be able to get behind the impregnable walls of Zion. But they discovered that their walls could not protect them. David caught them by surprise by entering the city through the water tunnel.
Indira Gandhi, the then Prime Minister of India, had the highest security around her. Seven rings of security was provided to her after the Golden Temple episode - Blue Star Operation. But she was killed point blank by her own faithful Sikh bodyguards when she was strolling in her residence on 31st October 1984. Everything in her
life was shattered within seconds.
So no place is absolutely safe on this earth, but the safe hands of Jesus. He says, ”Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” So we say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid.
What can man do to me.” (Hebrews 13:5,6).
Prayer: Jesus, let your protective wings always be around us. Let us
live under the shadow of your wings. Let us be convinced that all other protections are secondary to your protection - our jobs, friends and families. All we ask in Jesus' name.
6 Friday April 2012
- Today with Jesus
“Leave these men alone! Let them go.” (Acts 5:38)
The sign of the Cross on the television tower in Berlin : “The
sign of unbeatable sign of worship,”- Ronald Regan, President of USA in 1987.
Till the passing of
the present earth and heaven, Christ, his Cross and its principles would be
valued and be in proclamation for the salvation of the world. No power on earth
can wipe out the eternal truth of God from the face of this earth. It is always
better not to fight and antagonize Christ and his principles. When Peter and other disciples were put in
jail to be punished by the assembly of Jews, the great respected learned
teacher, Gamaliel, advised them,
"Let them go! For if their purpose or activity is of human origin, it will
fail. But if it is from God, you will not be able to stop these men; you will
only find yourselves fighting against God” -(Acts 5:38&39). It is an universal law for a smooth peaceful
way of co-operative living on earth.
After the second world
war, Berlin was under Communist government. Most of the churches and its
symbols were destroyed to crush the faith in Jesus. To show the power and
strength of atheism and communism, Walter Ulbech, the head of communist
Germany, constructed the tallest television tower in Germany. On top of the
tower is a stainless steel globe in rotation.
As soon as the construction was over,
everyone was shocked to find a shining and glittering sign of a cross on
the globe from top to bottom. The sun's rays shone on the globe from all sides
making the cross to glitter. The
engineers tried all their might to erase it, but in vain. Still it is there to proclaim to the world
that the cross is our salvation.
Conscience question: Are we in a fight against Christ and
his teachings by our actions of projecting and selling ourselves for self-glorification?
Prayer: Jesus, let us be the promoters of your signs
and symbols of your sacrifice on the cross for our salvation and eternity. Let
us not be destroyers, but custodians of your teachings. We pray for all those
who are in the ministry to spread your good news of salvation on the cross. Let
all those who believe in you be in salvation and the fighters against you be in
conversion. All we ask in the name of Jesus. Amen.
16th October 2012