Take Refuge in the Lord

A stabilizing verse is found right in the middle of the Bible. As a matter of fact, it is Psalm 118:8, long considered by some as the middle verse of the Bible: “It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in man.” (Psalm 118:8) Every verse in this chapter mentions God.

“Man” as used here is a reference to human instincts, our conscience. God, not our human conscience, should be the final arbiter in decision making. Therefore, a well indoctrinated conscience is an aid in making right-minded decisions. A conscience that does not have such a basis is more subject to making wrong decisions.

Therefore to make better decisions become better versed in Scripture.  It should be our desire “to have a conscience without offense toward God and men” (Acts 24:16).

Taking “refuge in the Lord” means to let God through His word and by His Spirit guide you in decision making. Unbiblically informed people today are saying everything about America is wrong and we are going to change it or burn it down.

Not all of our Founding Fathers were Christians, but they were well informed on the Bible. Most of them had been educated by ministers. The foundation of America was forged by people whose conscience was guided by the Bible. They took refuge in the Lord. The rioters today are being guided by their unbiblically informed conscience.

It is therefore incumbent on us to hide His word in our heart that we be guided in all we do.

Jesus said, “These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage: I have overcome the world” (John 16:33).

Take courage in your refuge all you who are dispirited.