Scripture for Today: II Timothy 4:18 “The Lord will rescue me from every evil attack and will bring me safely to His heavenly kingdom. To Him be glory for ever and ever. Amen.”
This dog attack looks pretty frightening. I would not want to be the one at the receiving end of those sharp teeth! He could do real damage and even take a life. But as one can see from the photo, this dog has not run amok. He may have that urge to bite but there are some restraints and protections in place.
Recently, evil seems to have run amok in our world. When we see senseless murderous attacks on innocents we wonder where our world is headed. Laws, governments and any security measure known to man cannot guarantee personal safety. Those intent on evil will always find a way. And next time there is an attack, I might be in the very path of that evil. But regardless of what flaming arrows the Enemy might launch my way, I have the shield of faith to protect me. (Eph. 6:16) My soul cannot be touched by evil. It belongs to the Almighty God who is sovereign over all. As today’s verse says, the Lord will bring me safely into His Kingdom.
How could I sleep at night without the beautiful assurance this verse gives me! Without His promises it would be too easy to succumb to depression and pessimism when I see the terror and fear around me. But I know He has placed His restraint on evil in the world through His Holy Spirit and His people. And one incredible day, the Lord will establish justice and peace when He establishes His Kingdom.
Come, Lord Jesus. Come quickly!
November 24, 2015 at 2:50 pm