Part 5 – Seek Refuge (The Finale!)

The finale of the series!๐ŸŽ‰ CELEBRATION REQUIRED. GOD IS SO GOOD.

(You can find a spoken version here)

Today we are going to look at the last part of our Psalm 34:8 series! It says at the end of the verse that those who seek refuge in the Lord are happy and blessed. But what does it mean to seek refuge in Him?

In John 8:2-10 we read of a woman who is caught in adultery and is brought to Jesus by the Pharisees. As we all know, Jesus’ response is life-giving: “He who is without sin among you, let him throw a stone at her first.” (v. 7)

– โ€œWoman, where are those accusers of yours? Has no one condemned you?โ€

– โ€œNo one, Lord.โ€

– โ€œNeither do I condemn you; go and sin no more.โ€

(vv. 10-11)

For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

Hebrews 4:15-16 NKJV

To seek refuge in God is to trust in His goodness and to come boldly before His throne. We are safest when we are with Him. Do you think you went too far with your sin?

Blessed and happy are those who seek refuge in Him. Because they shall obtain mercy and find grace to help them in time of need.

Part 3 – Pleasantly Good

It’s storytelling time! Enjoy the gift!

(You can find a spoken version here)

Today I want to encourage you with a story.

I recently bought a new pair of earphones. In the box came a second pair of earphones with a note from the seller that it was a gift from the company to support the customers at this time.

What a pleasant surprise!

I was very happy about this gift.

But then I tried using the earphones I had bought and it somehow would not fit and keep falling off! Urgh! It was so irritating!

This morning I remembered the gift and I tried those earphones on. Guess what? They fit perfectly!

I then cried out to God: “God, what am I trying to buy when I can get it all from you for free!”

Just think about it. God knows what’s good for you.

“Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the waters; and you who have no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without cost. Why spend money on what is not bread, and your labor on what does not satisfy? Listen, listen to me, and eat what is good [ื˜ื•ึนื‘ (tob)], and your soul will delight in the richest of fare.

Give ear and come to me; hear me, that your soul may live.”

Isaiah 55:1-3a NIV

God is the only one who is good! So pleasantly good!

Let us stop striving by trying to “buy” things from Him or even the enemy. Let us receive for free and give away for free. Does that sound good [ื˜ื•ึนื‘ (tob)]?