Safety-Net

3 Jul

God’s Word:  Proverbs 18:1-13

God’s Message to Me:

What are you using as your safety-net in life?  Some think they can hide behind their wealth for protection.  Others think they can talk themselves out of or into anything.  Some think they are immune from even needing a safety-net.  Others are planning to let the government care for their needs.

It is foolish to not plan to care for your own needs.   A nation of free-loaders will cause the very fabric of society to unravel.  To always be looking for a free hand-out, caring not about who suffers because of your lack, is to spit on the common good of society.  A lazy person is a wicked person.  For it is a violation on society when members do not help carry the load.

It is not right for a nation to allow free-loaders to be rewarded.  Yet that is what happens when these people receive public benefits to meet their needs.  A strong nation is made up of people with a strong work ethic.  Every person contributes to the common good by caring for their own needs and helping out those who are unable to care for their needs. One person helping another, truly in need, is putting My safety-net for the world into action.  Call unto me in your time of need and I will send another person to care for and comfort you.

God’s Question to Me:  Are you making every effort to care for your own needs and serving as My safety-net for others, truly in need?

God’s Promise to Me:  I have blessed you so that you can be a blessing to others I have placed in your path.

My Song to God:    A Shelter in the Time of Storm    by Vernon J. Charlesworth  1880

The Lord’s our Rock, in Him we hide,
A Shelter in the time of storm;
Secure whatever ill betide,
A Shelter in the time of storm.

Refrain

Oh, Jesus is a Rock in a weary land,
A weary land, a weary land;
Oh, Jesus is a Rock in a weary land,
A Shelter in the time of storm.

A shade by day, defense by night,
A Shelter in the time of storm;
No fears alarm, no foes afright,
A Shelter in the time of storm.

Refrain

Oh, Jesus is a Rock in a weary land,
A weary land, a weary land;
Oh, Jesus is a Rock in a weary land,
A Shelter in the time of storm.

The raging storms may round us beat,
A Shelter in the time of storm
We’ll never leave our safe retreat,
A Shelter in the time of storm.

Refrain

Oh, Jesus is a Rock in a weary land,
A weary land, a weary land;
Oh, Jesus is a Rock in a weary land,
A Shelter in the time of storm.

O Rock divine, O Refuge dear,
A Shelter in the time of storm;
Be Thou our Helper ever near,
A Shelter in the time of storm.

Refrain

Oh, Jesus is a Rock in a weary land,
A weary land, a weary land;
Oh, Jesus is a Rock in a weary land,
A Shelter in the time of storm.

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