Like a bird that wanders from her nest [with its comfort and safety], So is a man who wanders from his home. – Proverbs 27:8
The other morning, in personal devotion, I was reading through the 27th chapter of Proverbs and I kept reverting back to this particular verse.
It was as if it kept “poking at me” to give it more thought and contemplation (the way we should do for every verse) before I get too far.
So, I asked the question, “What must it be like for a bird when he leaves the comfort and safety of it’s own home?”
Well, though I haven’t thoroughly researched it, I gathered that, when a bird leaves it’s nest, it makes itself vulnerable to the dangers of other predators, hunters, or even man made mechanisms.
Also, away from home, and place of safety, a bird has no shelter from the dangers of the natural elements as well. Things such as strong winds, rain, and heat or cold.
So, in a nutshell, Home is a place of refuge and shelter; and when the bird has wandered from his home, he is “out of place”.
And such is the case for man (Humankind), in a spiritual sense.
The scripture says, “He that dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.” (Psalms 91:1)
Under the shadow of Our Father is where we find refuge and safety from the storms of life, as well as the many assaults and attacks of our enemies.
In Christ we make our abode and home, and He becomes our shelter from all that would afflict us.
In Him, we are In a good place; like Noah when he was in the ark.
Safe, secure, and free from all harm.
If we wander from that place, like the prodigal son, we make ourselves vulnerable to every evil thing and risk not fulfilling our God ordained purpose for being.
He alone IS our refuge and place of safety.
Today, are You in The right place?
Father, it is our most earnest prayer that you enable us, by the power of Your Grace, to remain steadfast in our place in you, through faith.