August 25, 1991
Our lives are fraught with difficulty, trials, and tribulations. During troubling times, we can be tempted to run from our problems, seeking comfort and safety above all else. The Bible, however, paints a very different picture of what our lives should look like under duress. Alistair Begg urges us to learn from the tumultuous life of King David. Like him, we will only endure life’s difficulties and Satan’s snares if God is our refuge.
1In the Lord I take refuge;
how can you say to my soul,
“Flee like a bird to your mountain,
2for behold, the wicked bend the bow;
they have fitted their arrow to the string
to shoot in the dark at the upright in heart;
3if the foundations are destroyed,
what can the righteous do?”1
4The Lord is in his holy temple;
the Lord's throne is in heaven;
his eyes see, his eyelids test the children of man.
5The Lord tests the righteous,
but his soul hates the wicked and the one who loves violence.
6Let him rain coals on the wicked;
fire and sulfur and a scorching wind shall be the portion of their cup.
7For the Lord is righteous;
he loves righteous deeds;
the upright shall behold his face.
Copyright © 2023, Alistair Begg. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
Scripture taken from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. Copyright ©2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. Text provided by the Crossway Bibles Web Service.