While here at the Feast of Tabernacles, we are taught much about the wonderful future God has in store for us and for all mankind.
That incredible vision should not, however, demote the importance of what we are going through in our physical lives now, even its severe trials. The ancient Israelites were commanded to live in a temporary shelter during the Feast, which was to remind them of their journey through the perilous wilderness in route to the Promised Land. Today, we also live in temporary shelters during the Feast to remind us of our temporary journey in this life, surrounded by dangers from all sides, in route to the promise of eternal life.
Considering all the dangers and perils of this temporary, physical life now, how does the world influence our attitudes toward safety and security and how does God want us to view these?