The Ultimate Hiding Place

Posted: December 2, 2013 in The Kingdom Of Heaven
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“Stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil.  He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour.” (1 Peter 5:8)

“…For the accuser of our brothers and sisters has been thrown down to earth–the one who accuses them before God day and night.” (Revelation 12:10)

“The one thing I ask the Lord–the thing I seek most–is to live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, delighting in the Lord’s perfections and meditating in his Temple.  For he will conceal me there when troubles come; he will hide me in his sanctuary.  He will place me out of reach on a high rock.  Then I will hold my head high above my enemies who surround me.” (Psalm 27:4-6)

“How great is the goodness you have stored up for those who fear you.  You lavish it on those who come to you for protection, blessing them before the watching world.  You hide them in the shelter of your presence, safe from those who conspire against them.  You shelter them in your presence, far from accusing tongues.”  (Psalm 31:19-20)

“Have mercy on me, O God, have mercy! I look to you for protection.  I will hide beneath the shadow of your wings until the danger passes by.”  (Psalm 57:1)

To hide:  verb; to put or keep (oneself or an object) in a secret place; conceal from view or discovery.

If all the world is a battlefield for a war that only grows more intense and dreadful as time ticks along, where can Christians hide when we need a safe place to retreat and rest?  Where can we go to be concealed from the roving eyes of the devil?  Where can we go to escape the constant danger that threatens to hurt and destroy us?

We hang on through our circumstances as long as we can, but eventually we all wear out.  Eventually, the only thing that can quench our parched and cracked soul is the refreshing water found in the Fortress that is our Almighty God.  When we’re tired and just want to get out of sight, Scripture says we can ask God to hide us and He will.  Where can we find Him?  “In the beginning the Word already existed.  The Word was with God, and the Word was God.” (John 1:1)

When we need to hide; when we need to get to safety, we will find God in His Word.  It’s alive in Him and He will hide us there.  This is a mystery, but for those with eyes to see and ears to hear, the Word of God is the high rock where He places us so we are out of the reach of our enemy.  When we go there, we can rest in His safety and protection.


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