Meditation for 06/06/2019
“It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in man. It is better to take refuge in he Lord than to trust in princes.” (Psalm118:8–9)
God reveals His presence in the tough situations of life as well as in the solemn quietness of worship. Such experiences reveal God’s personal love for he individual and His power to overcome evil.
They lead God’s people to give thanks. Taking refuge in God, beloved, is the opposite of trusting in human beings. Our freedom to worship, is a gift from God, that allows us to thank Him for His refuge.
PRAYER FOR THE DAY:
Abba, relationships are built in trust. You have promised to love us and to provide refuge for us in the storms of our lives, as well as the good times. It is in all times, that we come to You alone, to both thank and honor You for the opportunity at all times, for all You have provided us. We live You and honor You with our worship and our lives. Amen
THOUGHT OF THE DAY:
“Our walk speaks louder than our talk!”
“The Lord will roar from Zion and thunder from Jerusalem; the earth and the sky will tremble. The the Lord will be a refuge for his people, a stronghold for the people of Israel.” (Joel3:16)
Even in those times when God roars like a hungry lion against His enemies, we can know in our heart of hearts, that He is a refuge for us, His people. We can and should take comfort in the knowledge that He never fails to provide for us.
Salvation, As Refuge: (Isaiah32:1-8)
Isaiah saw hope of Israel in an ideal King to rule over them. These rulers would be a refuge for the people of God. No human ruler fulfilled the vision of a wise, good, God-fearing king. The doctrine of salvation teaches that while leaders and people should seek to be the kind of refuge here described, ultimately only Jesus Christ can perfectly fulfill this hope. He alone brings true nobility to our world.
Second Thought of the Day:
“The Lord is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in him.” (Nahum1:7)
God is called good here to emphasize His love, grace, and mercy for His people even as He exercised wrath against neighboring enemies.
Because the Lord is good, He’s a refuge for us all in troubled times. Those who trust in Him will not be disappointed with His care. The doctrine of salvation is based on the character and power of Almighty God.