Look for your Refuge by God


“The eternal God [is thy] refuge, and underneath [are] the everlasting arms: and he shall thrust out the enemy from before thee; and shall say, Destroy [them].” (De 33:27 AV)

The eternal God is your refuge. {De 33:27 }

The word refuge may be translated “mansion,” or “abiding place,” which gives the thought that God is our abode, our home. There is a fulness and sweetness in the metaphor, for our home is dear to our hearts, although it is the humblest cottage, or the scantiest attic; and far dearer is our blessed God, in whom we live, and move, and have our being.

It is at home that we feel safe: we shut the world out and dwell in quiet security. So when we are with our God we “fear no evil.” He is our shelter and retreat, our abiding refuge. At home, we take our rest; it is there we find repose after the fatigue and toil of the day. And so our hearts find rest in God, when, wearied with life’s conflict, we turn to him, and our soul dwells at ease. At home, also, we let our hearts loose; we are not afraid of being misunderstood, nor of our words being misconstrued. So when we are with God we can commune freely with him, laying open all our hidden desires; for if the “secret of the Lord is with those who fear him,” the secrets of those who fear him ought to be, and must be, with their Lord.

Home, too, is the place of our truest and purest happiness: and it is in God that our hearts find their deepest delight. We have joy in him which far surpasses all other joy. It is also for home that we work and labour. The thought of it gives strength to bear the daily burden, and quickens the fingers to perform the task; and in this sense we may also say that God is our home. Love for him strengthens us. We think of him in the person of his dear Son; and a glimpse of the suffering face of the Redeemer constrains us to labour in his cause. We feel that we must work, for we have brethren yet to be saved, and we have our Father’s heart to make glad by bringing home his wandering sons; we wish to fill with holy mirth the sacred family among whom we dwell. Happy are those who have thus the God of Jacob for their refuge!

C.H. Spurgeon Morning {Daily Reading: Ac 4:1-6:15 } {Quick Study: Ac 10:1-12:25 }

God has given us His son,  which He had promised long before to His people, Israel, and who was willing to lay down his life for the sins of many. In Christ we can see the radiance of God. We do have to come into Christ as Christ was in God.

As Jesus his joy was in God our joy has to be also in God through our Lord Jesus Christ. In God we may find refuge and be sure that nobody shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 8:39) For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, has shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jeshua the Messiah, who was preached among us and anointed the apostles. (2Co 1:21; 2Co 4:6) Thanks be to God, which always causes us to triumph in the Messiah, and makes manifest the savour of his knowledge by us in every place. (2Co 2:14)

Our life is hid with Christ in God, and our ecclesia may be in God the Father and in the Lord Jesus Christ, where  we remember without ceasing our work of faith, and labour of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, in the sight of God and our Father; for we come together as brethren and sisters in Christ, having become followers of the churches of God which in Judaea are in Christ Jesus: for we also have suffered like things of our own countrymen, even as they have of the Jews. (Col 3:3; 1Th 1:1, 3; 1Th 2:14 )

“1  …  I will give thanks unto Jehovah with my whole heart; I will show forth all thy marvellous works. 2 I will be glad and exult in thee; I will sing praise to thy name, O thou Most High.” (Ps 9:1-2 ASV)

“9 Jehovah also will be a high tower for the oppressed, A high tower in times of trouble; 10 And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee; For thou, Jehovah, hast not forsaken them that seek thee. 11  Sing praises to Jehovah, who dwelleth in Zion: Declare among the people his doings. 12 For he that maketh inquisition for blood remembereth them; He forgetteth not the cry of the poor. 13 Have mercy upon me, O Jehovah; Behold my affliction [which I suffer] of them that hate me, Thou that liftest me up from the gates of death; 14 That I may show forth all thy praise. In the gates of the daughter of Zion I will rejoice in thy salvation.” (Ps 9:9-14 ASV)

“The eternal God is [thy] dwelling-place, And underneath are the everlasting arms. And he thrust out the enemy from before thee, And said, Destroy.” (De 33:27 ASV)

“But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who was made unto us wisdom from God, and righteousness and sanctification, and redemption:” (1Co 1:30 ASV)

“yet to us there is one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we unto him; and one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom are all things, and we through him.” (1Co 8:6 ASV)

“Because Christ also suffered for sins once, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God; being put to death in the flesh, but made alive in the spirit;” (1Pe 3:18 ASV)

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Dutch version / Nederlandse versie: Zoek uw Toevlucht bij God

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  1. Trust God to shelter, safety and security
  2. God is my refuge and my fortress in Him I will trust
  3. Gaining Christ, trusting Jehovah + Gain Christ, trusting Jehovah
  4. God my fence, my hope for the future
  5. A person is limited only by the thoughts that he chooses
  6. It is not try but trust
  7. Walking in love by faith, not by sight
  8. Courage for every day living
  9. The radiance of God’s glory and the counsellor

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  • In The Name Of The Lord Almighty. (thejustshepherd.wordpress.com)
    How courageous one is when you know that the God Almighty is on your side? And that His name is as strong as He is Himself?
  • Thursday (November 15): “Behold, the Kingdom of God is among you.” (shechina.wordpress.com)
    The Jews is Jesus’ time were watching in great anticipation for some sign which would indicate when the Messiah would appear to establish the kingdom of God. The Pharisees’ question on this matter was intended to test Jesus since they did not accept him as the Messiah. Jesus surprised them with the answer that the kingdom or reign of God was already here! Jesus spoke of the coming of God’s kingdom as both a present event and an event which would be manifested at the end of time.
  • Storms (godversations.wordpress.com)
    Storms in our lives are inevitable just as death is inevitable.  Both are difficult and painful but are simply a part of this life.  The only guarantee we have, the only promise in terms of suffering, is the hope of Eternal rest and peace and Joy in our next life.  Not this life.
  • Daily Dose of Inspiration – November 14 (deenaroseministries.wordpress.com)
    In a world were religious confusion is the norm, just how is one supposed to know what is right? There are so many different factions screaming that their way is the right way – Buddhism, Hinduism, Christianity, Islam, Mormonism, Catholicism, Judaism; to name a few. With all the noise buzzing through our heads, how is one to know when they have truly found the “Way”?
  • Be Still and Know That I Am God (frommyheart2u.wordpress.com)
    Courage to venture wholly on the arm
  • Where Have You Fixed Your Attention? by Mark D. Roberts (trinityspeaks.wordpress.com)
    How aware are you of God’s presence today? Have you chosen to set the Lord before you continually? Will you remember him when life gets hard? What helps you to know that God is right beside you?
  • The New Creation A Reality (raymondjclements.wordpress.com)
    When we realize that it was our spirits that were recreated that really means we have Eternal Life, the Nature of God.  Not a theological or a metaphysical, but an actual New Creation, a possessor of the very life of God. That possession of Eternal Life has given me God’s righteousness and that righteousness has taken away sin consciousness, and I can now stand in His presence as Adam did before the fall, as Jesus did in His earth walk.
  • The Lord Is A Refuge For The Oppressed (shareaverse.wordpress.com)
    Sing praises to the Lord, Who dwells in Zion! Declare among the peoples His doings! For He Who avenges the blood [of His people shed unjustly] remembers them; He does not forget the cry of the afflicted (the poor and the humble).
  • Seeking God – R & R (Rest and Refuge) (essentialthingdevotions.com)
    Sometimes, rest can be hard to find though. Sometimes the pressures and worries we have on our minds during the day plague us at night and disturb our peace so much that sleep can elude us completely.
  • Psalms 46. God is with us. God the refuge of His people and Conqueror of the Nations (bummyla.wordpress.com)

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