“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 horn of my salvation — my stronghold.” Psalm 18:2
On every side are hosts of enemies ever invading our souls — trampling down every good thing in our hearts — accompanied by a flying troop of temptations, doubts, fears, guilt and bondage sweeping over our soul.
And we, as regards our own strength, are helpless against them.
But there is a refuge set before us in the gospel of the grace of God. The Lord Jesus Christ, as King in Zion, is there held up
before our eyes as . . .
the Rock of our refuge,
our strong Tower,
our impregnable Fortress;
and we are encouraged by every precious promise and every gospel invitation when we are overrun and distressed by these wandering, ravaging, plundering tribes—to flee unto and find a safe refuge in Him.
“Keep me safe, O God, for in You I take refuge.” Psalm 16:1
“O Lord my God, I take refuge in You; save and deliver me from all who pursue me.” Psalm 7:1