Being Wise in Perilous Times

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“Surely He will deliver you from the snare of the Fowler and from the perilous pestilence.  He shall cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you shall take refuge; His truth shall be your shield and buckler.  You shall not be afraid of the terror by night, nor of the arrow that flies by day, nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness, nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday.  A thousand may fall at your side, and ten thousand at your right hand, but it shall not come near you.  Only with your eyes shall you look, and see the reward of the wicked.” (Psalm 91:3-8)

“Go to the ant, you sluggard!   Consider her ways and be wise, which, having no captain, overseer or ruler, provides her supplies in the summer, and gathers her food in the harvest.  How long will you slumber, O sluggard?  When will you rise from your sleep?  A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep–so shall your poverty come on you like a prowler and your need like an armed man.” (Proverbs 6:8-11)

“Get wisdom!  Get understanding!  Do not forget, nor turn away from the words of my mouth.  Do not forsake her, and she will preserve you; love her, and she will keep you.  Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom.” (Proverbs 4:6-7)


Perilous times are upon us here in America.  The rest of the world has been in perilous times for quite a while.  Just ask the people in Africa and the Middle East.  It is in the air like a heavy fog.  This sense of danger for not only Christians, but everyone.  The solid ground of a strong America has been replaced by shifting sands of political correctness that cowers before our enemies.  That gives our deadly enemies the power to destroy us.  What can we, as regular, ordinary citizens do?  We need God’s wisdom to navigate the perilous waters ahead.

Never before have Christians needed the presence and the wisdom of God as we do right now.  Just yesterday the stock market plunged dramatically.  The economies of the world are sputtering and coughing, barely able to stay afloat.  These signs alone should drive us to the wisdom of God.  We need to go to the ant and take a lesson from that humble insect.  God never does anything without warning His people first.  The people of God all over this nation are preparing for catastrophe.  Even the government is feverishly preparing for something big the remaining months of this year and beyond.  Being wise in these perilous times is critical for you and I.  Here are a few things you can do right now to be prepared:

  1.  Buy enough food stocks to last a few months.  Begin putting up water in empty milk jugs.  Buy enough toilet paper to last a few months.  Think about the daily essentials that you take for granted and buy extras.  Think about this: if something happens to the economy and hyper-inflation hits, these supplies will skyrocket in price.  Extreme-coupon shopping is wise.  Store up supplies.
  2. Store up cash in small bills in a hidden place in or around your home.  Try to keep minimal amounts in the bank.  If ATMs aren’t working and banks are closing, what are you going to do for money?
  3. If you can get out of a big city, do so.  If not, install more secure locks on your doors.  Think about this: people in this country will kill over the smallest things.  What do you think they will do when there is no food or water?

This post is not to try to scare anyone, it is being wise in perilous times.  If life goes on as it has for the last two hundred years, then great!  You have enough supplies to keep you without having to shop for a while.  It is always wise to secure your home.  It is always wise to keep a little cash for when the power goes out.  BUT, if something big does happen as the prophets are saying, then you are wise like the ant.  Plan for the worst but hope for the best.

The most important thing you can do is to get closer to the LORD.  Hide in the shadow of His wings.  Put your trust in Him.  He will tell you what to do as we head into the uncertain days ahead.

Stay strong believers…

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