This week, we prepare our hearts to celebrate Christ’s death and resurrection on Good Friday and Easter Sunday. We, at Faith Bible Church, want to be intentional about drawing close to God and seeking Him during this season and this week. Join us as we pray together.
Psalm 71:1-3 (NIV) “In you, Lord, I have taken refuge; let me never be put to shame. In your righteousness, rescue me and deliver me; turn your ear to me and save me. Be my rock of refuge, to which I can always go; give the command to save me, for you are my rock and my fortress.”
From MK Jauchen - Throughout the psalms, the writers regularly refer to God as their refuge, their shelter, and their place of rest and deliverance. This week we remember and celebrate that Jesus, the Son of God, willingly set out for Jerusalem knowing that He would be betrayed, persecuted, and killed. This man, who in His earthly life had no place to lay His head, is for us as believers, our refuge-the place we can always go for rest and deliverance. Christ willingly gave up His right for deliverance from His suffering, so that we might have deliverance from the sin and death that invades our life. Our rock of refuge, suffered for our sins and in Him alone we find our deliverance.
- Pause for a moment in your day and ask God how you can take refuge in Him. Is there a situation in your life that you need saving from? Are you struggling with a sin that threatens to destroy you or is hindering you from loving God and loving others well? Is there a relationship that needs repairing? Pray to Him about those things and ask for His deliverance.
- Praise God that Christ has delivered us from our sins, our shame, and our guilt. Praise Him for being your rock and your refuge.