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Description: If a friend with 500 million dollars promised to help if you ever lost your job or needed a new car, would that change the strain in your life?
What Is God’s Plan For Our Security?
Transcript of a clip from the talk Baal Worship 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 a 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.