The Garrison
Wisdom's Corner
The Garrison

In ancient times people did not have electric burglar alarms. They did not have motion detectors like are available in advanced countries today. They did not have the high technology to watch out for people that wanted to break into their cities or homes.

The people of a city would usually have individuals who would stand on the top of the walls of the city. Sometimes these were citizens of the city. Other times these were members of the military. These individuals were to watch for any enemy that came toward the city. They were to guard the city. They were to keep the city safe.

In Philippians 4:7, we read, "And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus." The word for "keep" in the greek is a word that comes from two other words which mean "to see" and "to look out." The word was sometimes used for the garrison of soldiers who guarded a city.

If we will always pray to God and obey God, then we will have the peace of mind that can only come from a relationship with God. If we have that peace, then nothing that happens to us will make us too unhappy. Nothing that happens to us will scare us too much. We will be happy and contented with our lives, no matter what is happening to us. Peace from God will be the garrison around our hearts and minds. Peace from God will guard and protect our hearts and minds.

Keep studying your Bible. Learn all that you can about what God wants you to do. And keep praying to God. Praise Him, thank Him, and ask for His help. Get the peace of God. And if any of this is hard to understand, ask an adult to help you.

Mark McWhorter

Copyright 2002

Published by The Old Paths Bible School