He loveth transgression that loveth strife: and he that exalteth his gate seeketh destruction. -Proverbs 17:19 KJV
I enjoy movies. Good storytelling goes a long way.
In Marvel’s Antman, the main character, Scott Lang -a recently released convict – is tasked with breaking into a man’s house to test the security.
This major plot point reminds me of today’s verse. The man who hired Scott was very sure of his security, that no one could break it, but it set up the rest of the film of mystery, intrigue, crime (and crime fighting), and violence and destruction. (And, for the most part, our main characters had a lot of fun.)
It is not just within Hollywood.
Many people purchase elaborate security systems and build fancy doors and fences.
Many times, this invites those who accept the challenge.
Likewise, our prevalence of security and insurance has made many of us complacent at best.
At worst, we are selfish and entitled, thinking everything is okay for us to use, take, and meddle with.
In other words, we think everything we do is okay.
In those days there was no king in Israel. Everyone did what was right in his own eyes.
And we think we are safe from consequences.
But we have no such security. We invite our own ruin.
The only security we have is to follow God’s Word.
Biblical principles can make our lives better, at the least by giving us peace of mind and heart.
And only by believing in and following Jesus are we secure from eternal condemnation.