Daily Devotion for November 10, 2016
Psalm 46:1 NAS
God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
On God my salvation and my glory rest; the rock of my strength, my refuge is in God. God is a refuge for us.
O Lord, my strength and my stronghold, and my refuge in the day of distress...
It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in man. It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in princes..
2 Samuel 22:3
My God, my rock, in whom I take refuge...
Let all who take refuge in You be glad, let them ever sing for joy; and may You shelter them, that those who love Your name may exult in You.
I was reading the thoughts of Charles Spurgeon this morning. In his writing, he said “the word refuge may be translated 'mansion' or 'abiding-place,' which gives the thought that God is our abode, our home. There is a fullness and sweetness in the metaphor, for dear to our hearts is our home”...
Thinking of “home”...
Home “is where we live, move and have our being”..."in Him we live and move and exist”
Home is where we shut the world out “and dwell in quiet security”...our Lord is our shelter and safe retreat,
Home is where we take our rest from “the fatigue and toil of the day”...our hearts find “rest in God” when we turn to Him,
Home is where we can be ourselves without “being afraid of being misunderstood” or of having our words “misconstrued”...”with God we can commune freely, laying open all our hidden desires,”
Home “is the place of our truest and purest happiness”...”it is in God that our hearts find their deepest delight,”
Home is what ”we work and labor for, the thought of it gives strength to bear the daily burden, and quickens the fingers to perform the task”...the thought of our Savior and His love/sacrifice/forgiveness/salvation gives us motivation to do His Work, “ for we have brethren yet to be saved”...
Brothers and in Christ, think on our Lord as Your “refuge” today—What a wonderful “home” you have in Him! “It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in man. It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in princes!” Yes! “Let all who take refuge in (Him) be glad, let them ever sing for joy;” He will “shelter (us), that those who love (the Lord's) name may exult in” Him as their home!
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