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Thoughts and Reflections on Scripture

2018

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December

Friday, December 14th, 2018

I like the word "refuge." It evokes an image in my mind of a truly safe place, perhaps a secure fortress, or a secret hideaway– somewhere I can feel completely confident. For some reason, I think of big rock walls.

Then, when I connect the idea of my Father in heaven as this very refuge, I realize anew how he wants me to view my place in his love. He is my "rock."

We all have been there, laying awake at night, tossing and turning because of a careless word, a flared temper, a broken relationship. Maybe we've done something to cause an enemy to lie in wait for us.

The writer of this Psalm is so confident in his righteousness. He can't recall ever having done anything wrong. He hasn't repaid evil with evil, nor hurt his foe in anyway. He's willing to put it all on the line.

Probably most of us can't say we are completely innocent. At least we're not innocent without the Saviour's own blood acting as a perfect sacrifice!

The Psalmist may seem a bit vindictive, which I guess is understandable: we all would love to see justice done to our enemy. And yet the right response to our enemies is love.