TargetPoint Volume 20 of 32
Todays Verse/Thought: Security, Right Up There With Food and Water!
Proverbs 31:30 Charm is deceptive, and beauty does not last; but a woman who fears the LORD will be greatly praised.
Eve arrived on the scene of creation in PERFECT SECURITY. God brought her forth from the rib of Adam . . . she was obviously perfect in every way and joyously desirable to Adam. She was safe and secure in the love of her husband and in the ultimate, overshadowing and intimate love of God the Father. Their garden was a safe place.
But, Eve hungered for more . . . and the more she got wasn't quite what she bargained for. For she lost forever that total sense of security. Suddenly, her husband had to eke out their basic living by the sweat of his brow. Time? He no longer had much time for her. He was too busy plowing, cultivating, planting, and harvesting . . . wearing himself ragged.
Today, women battle for security in their lives. Often women find it difficult to let go and trust their husbands to provide properly for them. And, as in the case of Eve, often women find themselves looking for that something ìmoreî in life.
Many women have been overwhelmed by what we commonly call The Proverbs 31 Woman. She is a virtuous woman who valiantly takes care of her household; she buys and sells; she sews and cooks. But, what we often overlook is the foundational verse of Proverbs 31. Verse 30 says, but a woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised. THAT'S THE BOTTOM LINE TO HER SECURITY issues in life. The rest of this woman's exploits would be reduced to nothing without that verse.
As a woman who fears the Lord, my wife, Cindy, would say that truly that is where she finds her security. I would like you to hear how Cindy fears the Lord in her own words: I commit my day, myself, my family and all that the Lord has put into my hand unto Him. For His word declares in 2 Timothy 1:12 ...I am persuaded that He is able to keep that which I have committed unto Him until that day.
I remind myself and thank the Lord that He alone is my portion. He is my provider, my deliverer, my healer, my defense, my counselor, my comforter, the lifter of my head. There is nothing that He will not be able to be to me or impart in and through me as I keep my eyes focused on Him and choose to wait and abide in His presence. He is my righteousness, peace and joy. He is my ultimate sense of security.
Tomorrow In TargetPoint:
Fear of Abandonment