Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Secure It As Best You Can

Security isn't a guarantee, is it?  No matter how secure we think something is, there will eventually be someone who will figure out how to break the security.  A good example is internet security.  Even governments have had issues with people getting past all their security and making their way into their computers.  The verses I am looking at today remind me of how fragile our man-made security is.  Please use the link and read Matthew 27:57-66.

The first thing that comes to mind when I read these verses is: can you imagine how difficult it had to be to bury the one you believed was the Messiah?  How beautiful of Joseph to provide his own tomb in order to give Jesus a proper burial.  There are so many places I want to go with that idea - what happens when we give God our (metaphorically speaking) tombs.  Hmm...I'll let you run with that thought on your own.

But the thing that was really impressed upon me to consider is the fact that the Pharisees knew what Jesus had said about His resurrection and they thought they could secure the tomb to prevent someone from stealing His body and starting rumors.  Don't you find it interesting that Jesus' disciples struggled to understand what He was saying about His resurrection, but the Pharisees understood?  But, I also find it just like us humans to think they could actually secure the tomb.  In fact, Pilate's words, "secure it as best you can..." almost seems to indicate that even he knew that it could only be secured so much.  But something that we have to remember is that true security only lies in God and any time we rely on human security, there will be a point of failure.  And one thing we can always know to be true - there is no security system in this world that can ever keep God out!

There are two things that I can think of that we can take away with that idea.  The first is that we need to trust in God and put all our security in Him.  The other is that no matter how much we guard in our hearts, if God wants to break in and bring new life He can and He will.  How much better is it to have God reside in our hearts rather than us guard a bunch of past hurts and sin that only bring death?

Where is your security?  What are you trying to guard in your heart?

This post is linked with Soli Deo Gloria.

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