Where is your hiding place? Wherever it is, is it safe? Is it really a place of refuge?
As believers, we are allowed to have a safe place for difficult times, but we need to make sure it is really the refuge that God intends for our protection and safety.
This quick study of Psalm 11 reminds us of where we need to go when we need a hiding place.
A Little Hide And Seek, Anyone? from Andy Addis on Vimeo.
The Lord Is in His Holy Temple
Psalm 11 To the choirmaster. Of David.
1 In the Lord I take refuge;
how can you say to my soul,
“Flee like a bird to your mountain,
2 for behold, the wicked bend the bow;
they have fitted their arrow to the string
to shoot in the dark at the upright in heart;
3 if the foundations are destroyed,
what can the righteous do?”
4 The Lord is in his holy temple;
the Lord’s throne is in heaven;
his eyes see, his eyelids test the children of man.
5 The Lord tests the righteous,
but his soul hates the wicked and the one who loves violence.
6 Let him rain coals on the wicked;
fire and sulfur and a scorching wind shall be the portion of their cup.
7 For the Lord is righteous;
he loves righteous deeds;
the upright shall behold his face.
3 Replies to “Hide and Seek Anyone?”
Good study and you are so right..our hiding place..our safe place needs to be in the Lord..not in things we invent ourselves. Those things never last but crumble and die away eventually. God is our rock though! We can always count on Him.
Keep up the good work.
All to often I get wrapped up in what the world wants and in doing so I hide and take refuge with worldly comforts rather than focusing on God and taking comfort in Him. I was happy to be reminded that I need to find comfort and refuge in the arm of my awesome redeemer.
All things are made beautiful in the Lord
How true…so much of our world today is designed around distractions, coping mechanisms and false securities. We take them in so freely, but when we are done, we are still left feeling as fragile, frail, and broken as we did before we turned to them. God does so much to strip them away, yet we fight Him at every step, because we’re convinced they have more to offer than He does, forgetting that if we “seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, all of these things will be given to you, as well.” (Matt. 6:33)