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Discover the Book - October 15, 2011

  • 2011 Oct 15


The Prescription for the Insecurities in Life

Application is the best part of Bible study.

But, just like a “straight from the garden” meal: there is so much work to do. For food growth or caught, there are many stages to go through. Pick up and clean or wash; cut up and prepare; cook and serve—and then at last: the meal. There is nothing like fresh, home made meals, in the entire world. It is the best; and it is hard!

The same is true for Bible study. The passage must be hunted, the truths must be dug out and stored, then they are prepared into personally applicable truths, then the meal: the personal prayerful application.

The Prescription for the

Insecurities in Life

When insecurity increases what should we do?We should declare our unwavering choice to form these godly habits.

·        Like David, I will resist fear by running into God’s Refuge:Be my strong refuge, to which I may resort continually; You have given the commandment to save me, for You are my rock and my fortress’s (Psalm 71:3). Rather than let fears paralyze us, we should trust God's Word over the fears.

·         Like David, I will ask for God’s help before becoming bitter: “Deliver me, O my God, out of the hand of the wicked, out of the hand of the unrighteous and cruel man”(Psalm 71:4). We should turn our hurts over to the Lord to handle!

·         Like David, I will keep remembering the faithfulness of God: “For You are my hope, O Lord God; You are my trust from my youth”(Psalm 71:5). We should choose to believe God’s faithfulness!

·         Like David, I will remember to praise God that He has a plan for our lives:By You I have been upheld from birth; You are He who took me out of my mother’s womb. My praise shall be continually of You” (Psalm 71:6). We should seek God’s plan every day!

·         Like David, I will let my life be a testimony for the Lord: “I have become as a wonder to many, but You are my strong refuge”(Psalm 71:7). In all circumstances, we should do what’s right because it’s right in God’s eyes!

·         Like David, I will praise God so much that no time is left for complaints:  “Let my mouth be filled with Your praise and with Your glory all the day”(Psalm 71:8). We should praise often!

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