A Guard and Refuge
The Upward Look
© Copyright 2018, Max D. Hutto,
“Guard me and deliver me; do not let me be put to shame, for I take refuge in You.” Psalm 25:20 HCSB
As David draws his prayer toward a conclusion, he reiterates his plea, asking God to guard and protect him. Like a hedge around a garden or a stone fence around a flock of sheep, David asks God to place him under His protection. God is his refuge, his place of security in the midst of whatever the circumstances of life might be. He does not want to bring shame or disgrace to the Lord. Instead he wants to honor the Lord through living in integrity and righteousness.
Lord Jesus, You are my refuge and peace in the midst of the storms of life. I trust You to guard and protect me so that all that I do will honor and glorify You.
September 28, 2018
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