The Lord Is My Refuge

Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.”

The Lord Is My Refuge

Then David said to Abiathar, “That day, when Doeg the Edomite was there, I knew he would be sure to tell Saul. I am responsible for the death of your whole family. Stay with me; don’t be afraid. The man who wants to kill you is trying to kill me too. You will be safe with me.”
1 Samuel 22:22-23

When Saul discovered that the priests of the city of Nob had given assistance to David and his men, he not only killed the eighty-five priests, but he also destroyed all the men, women and children of the city; even the animals were slaughtered. The enemy wants to only to steal, kill and destroy. The only survivor after the massacre was Abiathar, the son of the high priest.

The enemy is like a prowling lion, looking for weaklings that he can kill and destroy. He does not go after those who are protected by the strong and mighty. When David heard of this destruction, he comforted Abiathar, saying, “Stay with me; don’t be afraid, you will be safe with me.”

The heart of the Lord is concerned for those who are weak. If the enemy has defeated you and you are hurting, he wants to cover you in His safe arms of refuge. This is reflected in the way that Abiathar was willing to take shelter under the care of David. If you would say to Him, “Lord I am under your care, please lead me on,” then He will guide and protect you.

Dear Lord,
I thank You for this day and take refuge under Your wings. I ask Your Holy Spirit to be the leader of my life. Amen.

God bless you,
Theo and Manju