Psalm 31:2 “be my rock of refuge, a strong fortress to save me.”
[Praise you, O Lord God, that you are consistently with us: you have made yourself our Refuge by redeeming, adopting and embracing us. You have made yourself our Rock of stability in a world of uncertainty, the personal Refuge of every one of your children. And you are our strong Fortress that we can run into at any time to be protected in whatever way you deem best. We can trust you.]
Psalm 31:3 “Since you are my rock and my fortress, for the sake of your name lead and guide me.”
[Yes! Because you are my rock and fortress, I have hope! There is help! There is hindrance of my enemy and his plans! You will answer and act for the sake of your holy Name.
It is wonderful that we can appeal to you on this basis—for when you lead and guide us, our lives become for you a source of glory and honor, praise and acclaim. May we follow your guidance, thinking of giving you more honor; may we be trusting and obedient so that you may have more glory for your Name.]
Psalm 31:4 “Free me from the trap that is set for me, for you are my refuge.”
[Based on what you have declared yourself to be, Lord God, we can appeal to you to take us out of the traps of the devil, of evil men and of our own old nature.
And so you have done in your mighty act of redemption, opening the door of our cell in the kingdom of darkness and calling us out into the Kingdom of Light. You, Lord Jesus, are greater and more powerful than any opposition and you have, in joining us in our weakness, defeated every enemy in every way.
I exalt you, Lord Jesus, my Refuge; I exalt you, O Heavenly Father, my Rock; I exalt you, Holy Spirit, my Guide and Comforter. In you, the great and mighty triune God, I can trust: in you I am safe, in you I am secure.
To you be glory in my life today. May you be endlessly honored in my motives, thoughts, desires and words. Amen!
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