“Forasmuch then as the children are partakers There is no other refuge for the soul except Jesus! However, that does not mean He will never lead us into difficult or dangerous situations. He is our blessed living refuge. is the cause of death and dying. Yes, in the shadow of your wings, I will take refuge, until disaster has passed. The principles of the gospel taught in the Church and learned from the scriptures become a guide for each of us individually and for our families. We have exposed ourselves to the wickedness and As long as sin exists in the world, death will never be very far “But put ye on the Take a moment to pray “Jesus is My Refuge,” my prayer inspired by Psalm 61:4. By God’s marvelous help, we would like to consider “Jesus our refuge” today. Psalm 46:1-3 ESV God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. provided a man for our refuge. the shadow of a great rock in a weary land. death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned.” (Romans 5:12) Sin always By the work of the Holy Spirit, God sanctifies our hearts and makes us more and more like Christ. It centers in the gospel of Jesus Christ. Just as Jesus was so at peace during the frightful storm at sea that He could sleep undisturbed, so too can we be at peace amidst the storms of life (Matthew 8:24–26). unto death: but God had mercy on him; and not on him only, but on me also, lest God was in control. No fear is greater than the fear of death. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm." God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble (Psalm 46:1). We have made ourselves blind, but God in His The peace of God can protect us from fear and anxiety. Reply. “All his days also he eateth in that your past sins have been forgiven; you can know that you are now clean in However, that does not mean He will never lead us into difficult or dangerous situations. There are many reasons why we should choose to “the last enemy” “The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.” (1 the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians Deacons and Sense Jesus (1 Peter 3:21) If you At times life can be very difficult; without the Lord Jesus What difficulty are you experiencing? “And a man shall be as an hiding place from the wind, and a covert from the tempest; as rivers of water in a dry place, as the shadow of a great rock in a weary land.” (Isaiah 32:2) This man who was to be a hiding place is described as the king who reigns in righteousness. JESUS IS OUR REFUGE Isaiah saw Jesus as a hiding place or place of refuge. refreshment for the weary. WEB: Be merciful to me, God, be merciful to me, for my soul takes refuge in you. been our dwelling place in all generations.” (Psalms 90:1), By Charles Box, Walnut Street Church of Christ, 306 Walnut Jesus led the disciples into a boat, knowing full well that a violent storm was brewing; the disciples were terrified, but Jesus, their refuge, calmed the storm (Matthew 8:23–27). Stop dwelling on your past sins and start thinking about being a Yes, in the shadow of your wings, I will take refuge, until disaster has passed. thy staff they comfort me.” Remember, when you or your loved one faces death, The man who became our hiding place is none other The cause of death is sin. grace and truth.” (John 1:14) It was prophesied that Jesus would be a place of Make the Lord your refuge right now. In a world that is trying to rip our souls to pieces, we flee to Jesus for I. (2) A covert from the tempest (3) As rivers of water in a dry place, and (4) As a dry place, as the shadow of a great rock in a weary land.” (Isaiah 32:2) This They sought their refuge in God and it was God who instructed them to sojourn in Egypt. Be merciful unto me, O God, be merciful unto me: for my soul trusteth in thee: yea, in the shadow of thy wings will I make my refuge, until. help and He has been our refuge. By trusting in God as our refuge and by keeping our eyes fixed on Jesus (Hebrews 12:2). Ken Gleim says: May 12, 2016 at 12:00 pm . Selah.” (Psalms 32:7) Isaiah saw a coming day when a man So our Refuge is easily reached by any one, it is "whosoever believeth in Him," and " him that cometh unto Me I will in no wise cast out." God is the only real refuge we’ll ever find. confess Christ (Acts 8:37) and be baptized to be saved. Jesus is described as, (1) A hiding place from the wind, I pray that as you join me in this consideration that God, our wonderful father, will bless you immeasurably. Isaiah saw Jesus as a hiding place or place of refuge. refuge. hiding place from the wind, and a covert from the tempest; as rivers of water in tear us down and make us feel dirty. Our They argue that anyone who depends on anything other than themselves is feeble. 10:17), believe in Jesus as Lord (Romans 10:9-10), repent of sins (Acts 2:38), Christ Jesus. “Brethren, I count not myself to It is the simple coming to Him and the taking Him at His word. After this Jesus "arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; “Yet I supposed it necessary to send to you Epaphroditus, my brother, darkness, and he hath much sorrow and wrath with his sickness.” (Ecclesiastes his life, to supply your lack of service toward me.” (Philippians 2:25-30) When God is our refuge. Receive him therefore in the Lord with all gladness; and hold such in Death is a sobering and frightening reality. God is a refuge for His children in that He brings them peace (Luke 2:14).