Morning Devotion 03/04/2018

Morning Devotion 03/04/2018

Hebrews 6:17-18 (KJV)
17 Wherein God, willing more abundantly to shew unto the heirs of promise the immutability of his counsel, confirmed it by an oath:
18 That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us:

Mankind is forever in need of a refuge, a place of sanctuary. Only in Jesus will they find an eternal place of harbor. He is the anchor of the soul that is sure and steadfast. In him is safety from the evils of the world. In the Old Testament the tribe of Levi was given 48 cities throughout Israel and six of these were to be cities of refuge. There were qualifications for these cities: (1) situated on a hill so it could be seen from a distance, (2) the roads leading to the city had to be plainly marked and free from obstruction, (3) it was strategically located so that it could be easily accessed by anyone needing refuge, and (4) accessible for both Jews and Gentiles. The reason for these cities was to give refuge to anyone who accidently killed someone with no malicious intent or forethought. If he was found guilty then he was turned over to the avenger. If he was innocent he had to remain in the city until the priest died. The only problem was if the refugee ever stepped outside the city he was taking his life in his own hands. Jesus is our refuge and clearly fits all the qualifications. The place of deliverance is from the hill Golgotha, there is nothing that will obstruct anyone who seeks refuge, he is everywhere so strategically will receive anyone at any time, and it doesn’t matter if you are Jew or Gentile, he welcomes you into the safe harbor of his redemption. The difference between the cities and Jesus is that it does not matter what sin you have committed you are welcomed to take refuge and be covered by his blood so that your sin can be remembered no more. In his place of sanctuary there are blessings beyond measure. Receive your blessings today and if you need refuge just turn it over to Jesus.

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