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Have you heard the term prepper? It describes someone who prepares for disaster. Some are realistic in their preparations. They have emergency food and water stored. They may also have a generator and fuel. Being prepared is a good thing.
But there are also preppers who take it too far. They build bunkers in the country and stock up on firearms and ammunition, not just food and fuel. Some are almost paranoid in their preparations. They expect to take care of themselves in a future Armageddon and shoot any who would steal from them. But they have a flaw. Each places trust in him or herself.
Listen to Psalms 125:1-5:
Those who trust in the LORD are like Mount Zion, which cannot be shaken but endures forever.
As the mountains surround Jerusalem, so the LORD surrounds his people both now and forevermore.
The scepter of the wicked will not remain over the land allotted to the righteous, for then the righteous might use their hands to do evil.
Do good, O LORD, to those who are good, to those who are upright in heart.
But those who turn to crooked ways the LORD will banish with the evildoers. Peace be upon Israel.
Yes, prepare for disaster. The wise are ready for different contingencies. But remember to trust in the Lord, not in your own preparations. He is our ultimate security.
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