January 26, 2021

January 26, 2021

January 26, 2021

Psalm 46; Genesis 45:25-46:7; Acts 5:33-42  KJV
Gary Park
Laity
Seahorns Chapel
Mountain View District

 

Psalm 46; Genesis 45:25-46:7; Acts 5:33-42 KJV

Psalm 46:1

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

Genesis 46:3 and 7

     3    And he said, I am God, the God of thy father: fear not to go down into Egypt; for I will

there make of thee a great nation:  

      7    His sons, and his sons’ sons with him, his daughters, and his sons’ daughters, and all his seed brought he with him into Egypt.

Acts 5:40 and 42

     40    And to him they agreed: and when they had called the apostles, and beaten them, they commanded that they should not speak in the name of Jesus, and let them go.

     42    And daily in the temple, and in every house, they ceased not to teach and preach

             Jesus Christ.

Devotion

Our focus word today is refuge.

Taking refuge in God means that despite our underlying circumstances, we can make the decision to put our lives in the hands of God and find complete security in Him. This means that when we are weak, we can look to our Father and find refuge – a place of security and shelter - in Him.

More than anyone else in scripture, David talks about God being our refuge. David always found refuge in the Lord when his enemies sought his life. Psalm 32:7 says, “Thou art my hiding place; thou shalt preserve me from trouble; thou shalt compass me about with songs of deliverance.”

Genesis 46 indicates Jacob trusted the Lord’s promises. He and his large family took all of their belongings to seek refuge in Egypt. God told Jacob that going to Egypt was the right thing to do. God promised that He would go with Jacob to Egypt, that his family would grow and thrive there, and that one day his family would return to Canaan. Imagine the peace that Jacob felt when God gave him such clear direction and wonderful promises.

Acts 5:42 gives witness to the Disciples finding refuge in the Word as detailed in John 14:26 which states, “But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.”

God made us, and looks down on us, and sees our greatest problems are not tsunamis, meteorites, wars, terrorist attacks, or pandemics; but, rather us not taking refuge in Him.

“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore will

Prayer

Lord, continue to remind me every day to take refuge in you from every evil that comes my way. You are the God I can trust.

Amen

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