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Jesus, Our Refuge of Wisdom

November 16, 2021 Save Article

PRAY OVER THIS:

And the king sang a lament over Abner and said: “Should Abner die as a fool dies?”

(2 Samuel 3:33)

PONDER THIS:

Do you know why God set up cities of refuge in the Old Testament? They pointed forward to the truth of the Lord Jesus. The Bible says that the name of the Lord is as a strong tower; the righteous run into it and they are safe (See Proverbs 18:10.). Jesus is our city of refuge, and yet many are going to die like fools because they’re outside the gate of the city of refuge. Jesus said, “For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul” (Matthew 16:26)? Your soul is worth more than all the stocks, bonds, gold, rubies, emeralds, schools, real estate, and the institutions of this world put together. Yet many treat their souls foolishly by rejecting Jesus the refuge and instead stay outside the gate where only death will be found.

  • What is considered wise in the eyes of the world? How does this compare to the wisdom of Christ?
  • Have you been living foolishly? Is Jesus calling you back to Himself?

PRACTICE THIS:

Go for a walk today and ask the Lord to reveal the ways you have lived foolishly before Him. Ask Him to draw you back to the refuge of Jesus.

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