As our rock,God is dependable and strong. As our refuge,he can provide safety until problems pass. The psalmist reminds us; "Under his wings you shall take refuge" Ps.91:4).
With God as our defender,we don't have to fear what others will do. We can trust that God will support us when trouble comes. Thank You,God,for your stable and unchanging nature.
Refuge can be found in the rock of ages. Isaiah 52:10-12 The Lord hath made bare his holy arm in the eyes of all the nations; and all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our God.
Depart ye, depart ye,go ye out from thence,touch no unclean thing; go ye out of the midst of her; be ye clean,that bare the vessel of the Lord.
For ye shall not go out with haste,nor go by flight: for the lord will go before you; and the God of Israel will be your reward. In literature and in life,how often do we see a person of good reputation fall from honor into disgrace and suffering.
The only way we can prevent the nectar of praise from becoming the poison of pride is by following the Lord with a humble heart. The crucible for silver and the furnace for gold,but man is tested by the praise he receives. Proverbs 27:21