Monday, November 24, 2014

Psalm 119:114

My Hiding Place

By Pastor Dr. Ronnie W. Wolfe

Sometimes people must flee from danger and hide in a cave or some other protection in order to be safe. Thus we have our picture here. When one runs to Jesus Christ for refuge, he is running to his only true and confident hiding place from all kinds of dangers, especially from the wiles of the devil as he goes about as a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour (1 Peter 5:8).

The dangers of this life, or the calamities of daily living, are not to be expected to be cast away because we have believed on Christ. Jesus warns us against such religious philosophies when he says in Philippians 1:29 For unto you it is given in the behalf of Christ, not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for his sake;

How can we suffer if all dangers, calamities, hardships, and heartaches are taken away upon our justification? We must, then, look to Christ for a city whose builder and maker is God and expect that one day in the future we shall live there away from all earthly harm--praise the Lord.

Christ is also our shield. He protects us against the wiles of Satan and the attacks of false apostles and by false scientists; and the only hope of knowing and believing this is found in God's word. God's word is the plumb line or standard for all truth.

So, Christ is our hiding place, as our verse here says. Also, we read in Psalms 32:7 Thou art my hiding place; thou shalt preserve me from trouble; thou shalt compass me about with songs of deliverance. Selah.

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