It's been said that the greatest need
for a woman is security, or stability.
It seems a scarce commodity in this day and age. Marriages fail, friendships fail, bank
accounts fail, jobs disappear, and health can be gone in an instant. In this world there is truly nothing
As I think
about how unstable life can be, I am truly convinced that the longing we have
as women for security was placed there by God to draw us to Himself. And, I am also convinced that the moment that
we begin to see HIM as our security, is the moment we are free from the fear of
this world's instability.
comes down to believing, having faith in His own words to us. In Proverbs 18:10 God is called a strong
tower that we can run into. In 2 Samuel
22 we see there is none other like Him, He is our rock and a strong fortress.
His word is full of verses that echo these sentiments, but today, let's take a
closer look at the verses found in Isaiah 33:5-6:
"The Lord is exalted, for He dwells on high;
He has filled Zion with justice and righteousness.
For He shall be the stability of your times,
A wealth of salvation, wisdom, and knowledge;
The fear of the Lord is his treasure."
(Isaiah 33:5-6 nasb)
break these words down it provides a much better picture of the stability God
- based on security. Note where our
security comes from. Certainly not from
the things of this world. No, God alone is our stability. (Ladies, take note: God is always faithful, never changing. He is
the same, yesterday, today and forever. Our eternal God. You can't get any more
secure or stable than Him, and the fact that it's His Holy Spirit that seals us
into Christ, there's no safer, securer place than in Christ.)
•A wealth of Salvation - salvation that is based on His resources. Jesus Christ was the only perfect sacrifice,
and He supplied Himself for our salvation, there's nothing we can do to earn
it, or to attain it for ourselves, He is the only one, solely able and making
it available for us to accept. It was
such a costly salvation, one which we could never pay, and from His wealth of
salvation He shares with any and all who will believe and trust in Him.
skill in applying knowledge. James 1:5 tells
us God gives wisdom generously and without reproach, all we have to do is
ask. It doesn't matter how many times we
ask for it, or need it, He is faithful to supply it out of the wealth that He
has. But look at the definition once
more, Skill in applying KNOWLEDGE. We
must keep learning what He would have us know. Open His word, and study it, so
that through the knowledge of His word we can hone our skills and be wise.
•Knowledge - as it relates to life. Not just any knowledge, but a knowledge that
provides everything we need to know to live in
way that would please Him in all respects (not only to please Him a
little, but this knowledge would please Him in all respects!) He has provided all that knowledge in His
word. If you are struggling with knowing
what to do in a situation, He has a wealth of knowledge to share with you. Ask Him. Search out what He says about it. He
knows the answer before you even ask Him.
look at the rest of the verse:
•The fear - that's a reverential trust of God,
His power, His ability, His character. Take a look at Who God is, revere Him as
our creator, our provider, the One who will judge, the One who knows our hearts
and minds. He is intimately acquainted
with all our ways. He alone is God.
•is his treasure – it’s a deposit in the bank, we can
bank on it. When we put our trust in God
as our stability, it is as good as making a deposit in our spiritual bank. And yes, this trust account accrues interest.
Our spiritual account (or level of spiritual maturity) will grow exponentially
when we learn to trust God for our stability.
No longer will we have to seek our security and stability from others,
or from things, or from situations.
Instead, we can rest in knowing we are safely in Christ, and have
everything we need from the wealth of God Himself.
I know life
can be hard. These are unstable days that we live in. Now is the time to turn
to God. He is the stability of our
times, the wealth of our salvation, offering wisdom and knowledge. He is worthy of our trust because there is
none other like Him.
Father, Our Creator, Almighty and
Holy God, Our Rock and Strong Tower, An ever-present help in times of need. You
are so gracious to bless us with stability. To provide peace to quiet our minds
when it feels as if we could lose it. To give us security when others may
fail. Lord, may we live in response to
that tremendous grace. May we trust You
more and more as our source of stability.
Even when, especially when, we don't understand the situations in our
life. You are with us. You will never leave us. You are faithful and true. Thank You.
Please bless the one reading this with knowing You deeper, and trusting
You more as the days go by.