Friday, February 18, 2011

Security and Significance

If you were to take away the physical needs of mankind (things like food, water, clothing, etc.) and just look at the emotional needs of mankind, you could come close to summing them up in just two:

SECURITY - the need to be loved and to belong!

SIGNIFICANCE - the need to be needed and feel important!

People spend their entire lives trying to find someone who will meet these needs in their lives. They look to friends. They look to spouses. They look to their children. But the truth is that none of these people can perfectly meet these needs in our lives.

Only God can perfectly meet our need for SECURITY and SIGNIFICANCE. This is seen in the following verses from the Bible. Take time to think about them throughout this weekend:

"See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!" (1 John 3:1)

"But God demonstrates His own love for us in this: While we were sinners, Christ died for us." (Romans 5:8)

"...the Spirit you recieved brought about your adoption to sonship. And by Him, we cry, 'Abba, Father.'" (Romans 8:15)

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