Are You Safe?
Wisdom's Corner
Are You Safe?

In 2 Samuel 18:29-32, David is quoted as saying "Is the young man Absalom safe?" He asked this question twice. Absalom was his son. There was a fierce battle going on between David's men and Absalom's men. Absalom was trying to take the throne away from his father David. Yet David was very concerned about his son's safety.

Every parent is concerned about the safety of their children. Even when the child is not doing what they are supposed to do, the parent does not want bad things to happen to the child. And parents make many rules for their children to help keep them safe. The child may not understand why the rules are made, but they should know that the rules are to help keep them safe.

Even when the child is grown up and moved away from home, the parents will pray that they stay safe. Bad things can happen even to good people. Accidents can happen even when you are doing what you are supposed to do.

Last night my family and I visited a funeral home to see parents who's daughter was killed in a car wreck. The daughter was in her early 20's, had just finished college, and had started teaching school one week ago. She had been a student leader on campus while in college. She was a fine Christian young lady.

The father told my children that while he had always prayed for her physical safety, he had even more so prayed for her spiritual safety. He was so very thankful that she was a Christian. He told my children to continue to study God's word. He said it was so much more important to stay spiritually safe than it was to be physically safe. He said he was very sad that his daughter had died, but he was so very thankful that she was safe with God. He told them to never get away from obeying God. And then he told them to listen to their parents--their parents only wanted the best for them.

I hope that you will not only stay physically safe, but that you will desire to stay spiritually safe all your life. The only way to do this is to keep reading the Bible and obey God and your parents.

Until next time, keep studying your Bible. And if any of this is hard to understand, ask an adult to help you.

Mark McWhorter

Copyright 1999

Published by The Old Paths Bible School