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The Lord Our Refuge

Psalm 91:8–9 (ESV) … “You will only look with your eyes and see the recompense of the wicked. Because you have made the Lord your dwelling place - the Most High, who is my refuge … ”

We see people dying of sickness, full of financial difficulties and problems on jobs, with families and marriages, even terrible accidents. Psalm 91:8 says that we will only see them with our eyes. That is, we do not have to experience these types of calamities of all those around us. We do not have to fear these things coming into our lives as children of God. Calamities are not a matter of fate, nor of chance, but it is the product of not following after Godliness and abiding under His wing of protection.

Abraham did not fear these things (Gen 15:1).

Genesis 15:1, “After these things the word of the LORD came unto Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield, and thy exceeding great reward.”[1]

With their own eyes, Israel saw the grief of the Egyptians over their firstborn who died on Passover night (Ex. 12:29–30), and they also saw the Egyptian army dead on the shore of the Red Sea (Ex. 14:26–31), yet no harm came to the people of Israel. God’s angel went before them to prepare the way and to lead the way (Ex. 23:20).[2]

[1] Everett, G. H. (2011). The Book of Psalms (p. 206). Gary Everett. [2] Wiersbe, W. W. (2004). Be exultant (1st ed., p. 18). Colorado Springs, CO: Cook Communications Ministries.

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