Listen to today’s devo!

Those who trust in the Lord are like Mount Zion, which cannot be shaken but endures forever. (Ps. 125:1)

A man walking with his grandson asked, “How far are we from home?”

“I don’t know,” the boy answered.

“Where are we?” the grandfather asked. Again, the lad did not know.

“Sounds to me like you’re lost,” the grandfather said.

The boy answered, “I can’t be lost. I’m with you.”

It gave Israel a similar sense of security when they looked at Mount Zion, which is where Jerusalem was located. All roads leading to Jerusalem were uphill, because it sat at just over 2400 feet in elevation.

Actually, it was not so much the city, or even the hill on which it sat, that gave them security. It was the Lord, whom the holy city, the center of Israel’s worship, represented.

It’s important where we place our security. More than two decades ago, fears arose over what might happen to computer systems, especially those controlling our country’s infrastructure, when digital time clocks changed from 1999 to 2000. Nothing like that had happened before since computers and digital time stamps were invented in the twentieth century.

A man fearing Y2K (Year 2000) problems withdrew all his money from the bank. Minutes later, two men driving by on a scooter grabbed the bag carrying nearly $6,000 and fled.

E. Stanley Jones observed, “Anything less than God will let you down.” He is the one who endures forever.

Renew your trust in and dependence on the Lord.

Ron McClung is a retired minister in The Wesleyan Church. He and his wife, Carol, live in Michigan and enjoy spending time with their sons, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

© 2023 Wesleyan Publishing House. Reprinted from Light from the Word. Used by permission. Scriptures taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV®.