By Ernest O'Neill

What is God's Plan For Our Security?

By Rev. Ernest O'Neill

Now, what was God's plan for our security? Jesus said, "My Father, your Maker, has put each one of you here to fulfill a certain task in bringing His world under His will. During your seventy years, you are going to have many different jobs. But my Father has set each one of them so that you will be able to cooperate with Him in doing what He wants to do with this world of His. And so, all you have to do is concentrate on your Maker, get to know Him, get to know how He wants you to treat His world day by day, and then my Father, your Maker, will take care of you. You don't need to be anxious about your life, what you will eat or drink, or about clothing your body, what you will wear. Your heavenly Father knows you have need of all these things. Look at the lilies of the field, they don't toil, they don't spin, and yet Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of them. Look at the birds of the air, they don't sow or reap or gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of much more value than they? So don't be anxious saying, 'What are we to eat, or what are we to drink, or what are we to put on' as people who don't trust my Father seek. But your Father knows that you need these things. So seek first His direction for your life and His rule in your life and all these things will be yours as well."

That's God's plan. You can see the vast difference in having the security that depends on a dear friend that you can trust to provide all your needs, as opposed to a security that is based on trying to get enough things for your self, so that you will be able to see your way through to the end of life. There's a vast difference! It's like me saying to you this morning, "I have 500 thousand billion dollars in the bank. If there is anything that you need, if you ever need a bill paid or an operation, or if you really need a new car, or you are in some kind of difficulty -- all you have to do is do your job with all your heart and enjoy doing it. When you have a need just come to me and ask me and I will meet that need for you." Can you imagine the relaxation that would come deep down inside you at this very moment?

Think of the relaxation about what you are going to do about that pipe on your car that is dragging on the ground. Think of the relaxation you would have about clothes or vacations. Then think what it would be like if I said also, "I'll answer these in all kinds of ways. Sometimes I'll send you a check. At times I will pay the bill. I may deal with the problem without you even knowing about it. At times, I'll provide a new job for you. I'll always meet the need, whatever it is. Don't worry. Just trust me to do it." And just think of the peace you would have if I also said, "If you have any physical sickness, I can heal that and make you well. I won't let you go through death until you are ready for it and able to bear it and until I have a beautiful spot for you in the world that is going to live forever." You know the peace that would come into your heart.

Now, loved ones, that is God's plan for our security. That we would trust a Person -- our dear Father -- to meet all our needs, instead of trusting our ownership of enough stocks and shares, of enough possessions and enough property.