Tag Archives: refuge

The Way of the Lord; April 3, 2022


Proverbs 10:29 The way of the Lord is a refuge for the righteous, but it is the ruin of those who do evil. There is a seeming irony in this verse that is clarified only by the Gospel. It would … Continue reading

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Hiding Place; March 28, 2022


Psalm 119:114 You are my refuge and my shield; I have put my hope in your word. “Refuge” isn’t inaccurate here, but I like the alternative term, “hiding place.” The world is a mess, and sometimes we feel like we … Continue reading

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Trust; September 14, 2019


Psalm 118:8-9 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. This is an extremely practical statement of fact/bit of advice. … Continue reading

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Relying on God; October 29, 2017


Psalm 61:2 From the ends of the earth I call to you, I call as my heart grows faint; lead me to the rock that is higher than I. To me this seems to be a very representative prayer of … Continue reading

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July 13, 2015


Psalm 43:3 Send forth your light and your truth, let them guide me; let them bring me to your holy mountain, to the place where you dwell. Many people seek guidance from God, but they often forget a fundamental point: … Continue reading

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July 9, 2015


Psalm 33:20-21 We wait in hope for the Lord; he is our help and our shield. In him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in his holy name. It’s interesting that the Japanese specifies, “Our souls wait in hope for … Continue reading

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July 5, 2015


Psalm 9:10 Those who know your name will trust in you, for you, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you. There are many kinds of trusting. The phrase used in the Japanese translation here means “find refuge in and … Continue reading

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