We do a lot to secure the future, don’t we? We go to a university or trade school to secure a career, we invest funds into savings and retirement accounts, we spend weekends on DIY projects to increase our homes' values, we acquire life insurance, homeowners' insurance, renters' insurance, auto insurance, health insurance, etc., etc.
All of these things are not bad in and of themselves. In fact, these are wise things worth doing and investing in as we plan for the future. But when we place our confidence in these things for our future, we place our confidence in the wrong objects. As history has taught us, nothing on this earth gives us true security. In 2008, we saw the real estate market crash our economy. And, more recently in 2020, we saw the coronavirus pandemic bring our lives to a screeching halt.
The things of this world—our bank accounts, our jobs, our human leaders, the stock market, and even our health—can fail us at any moment, but God offers a security like no other.
Meditate on Peter’s words for a moment: “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead” (1 Peter 1:3). In Christ, God has graciously secured your future. Nothing and no one else can do that for you. This week, praise God for securing your future and giving you a living hope, all because of his glorious grace and unfailing love.