Our Safe Place. In the new land of Israel during the time of Joshua, God commanded that six cities be set aside for people that need protection before trial. “Cities of Refuge” Joshua 20:7-8. The city names were 1. Kedesh which means SANCTUARY. 2. Shechem = SHOULDER. 3. Hebron = FELLOWSHIP ( or friendship). 4. Bezer = ROCK. 5. Ramoth = HIGHLY EXALTED. 6. Golan = JOY. Even in the names of the Old Testament cities we see Jesus. Our “shelter and shade from the heat of the day and a refuge and hiding place from the storm and rain” Isaiah 4:6 “The eternal God is your refuge and underneath are The everlasting arms.”Deuteronomy 33:27 Jesus is our SANCTUARY (hiding place). He is the SHOULDER that holds us up in FELLOWSHIP with Him. He is our ROCK that is HIGHLY EXALTED. Jesus is our only JOY. “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way.” Psalms 46:1. “He will cover you with His feathers and under His wings you will find refuge.” Psalms 91:4 Jesus, our safe place. I’m praying for you.
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