Blessed are all who take refuge in Him.

I often begin the year by reading the Psalms according to the pattern that will get me through the entire book in one month.

January 1             Read Psalm 1, order 31, seek 61, 91, 121

And so on.

Today’s reading is Psalm 2, 32, 62, 92, 122

Psalm 2:12           Blessed are all who take refuge in Him.
Psalm 32:7           You, Lord, are my hiding place; You protect me from trouble.
Psalm 62:1 & 2   My soul finds rest in God alone.
Psalm 62:5 & 6   My salvation comes from Him. He alone is my rock, my salvation, my fortress.
Psalm 62:7           God is my mighty rock, my refuge.

Finding our refuge – our hiding place, our protection, our rest, our salvation, our fortress, our mighty rock –  in God alone is not a sign of weakness. Rather, it is a sign of wisdom and acumen. The person who understands his/her need for a refuge and makes God his/her fortress, finds all the benefits of that relationship – favor, forgiveness, rest, salvation.

Psalm 2:12           Blessed are all who take refuge in Him
Psalm 32:1 & 2   Blessed is he whose transgressions are forgiven; whose sin is covered
Blessed is the man whose sine the Lord does not count against him

We are blessed when we take refuge in God. God doesn’t think less of those who take refuge in Him. Actually, He blesses those who take refuge in Him. The smart choice is to take refuge in Him. In a sense, the measure of blessedness  is in direct correlation to degree to which we lean on the Everlastings Arms.

Lord, you are my hiding place.
You protect me from trouble.
You surround me with songs of deliverance.

Therefore

I will instruct you and teach you.
I will counsel you and watch over you.
signed, God
Psalm 32:7 & 8

Have a blessed day. Make the Mighty God your refuge.

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