The Secret Place

36ed994568bb41f0194b88c7e8ad2b59Psalm 91:1 He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.  Psalm 7-9 A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee. Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked. Because thou hast made the LORD, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation;

After being in three different political environments for 16 days in Laos (communist), Thailand (monarchy/military), and Cambodia (“Prime minister”/cabinet), I’m so thankful for the freedoms we have here in our country. And on this fourth of July morning, I’m thankful for the price that has been paid so that we can worship, pass out tracts, share the Gospel, and live our Christian lives openly here.

But this morning’s reading reminds me that true freedom and safety cannot be found in a political system, a president, or a military. It is found in the Lord. Might we strive to make the Lord our habitation. Might we (our thoughts, desires, ambitions, conversation) dwell in His secret place.

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