Light and Refuge - Psalm 27
In today's short Psalm for a short month, the theme is that the Lord is our light and our refuge. He is our stronghold against evil people, enemies, an entire army or even war. Therefore we have no one to fear for the Lord himself will hide us in his own home and raise us up over everyone that comes against us.
God as our refuge is a frequent image in the Psalms.
The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble. Ps 9:9
The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer, my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge. He is my shield and the horns of my salvation, my stronghold. Ps 18:2
Both high and low among men find refuge in the shadow of your wings. Ps 36:7
God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Ps 46:1
I will say of the Lord, he is my refuge and my fortress, my God in whom I trust. Ps 91:2
Since God is our refuge, he can make a way or be the way when we see no way through or no way out. Though everyone else abandons us, he will not. Of that we can be confident.
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