THURSDAY 7 July, 2016
Our Hiding Place
Nevertheless a lad saw them, and told Absalom. But both of them went away quickly and came to a man’s house in Bahurim, who had a well in his court; and they went down into it. Then the woman took and spread a covering over the well’s mouth, and spread ground grain on it; and the thing was not known. - 2 Samuel 17:18-19
Imagine this female servant placed her life on the line; she trusted David’s plans because he trusted the Lord. She sought to help him in any way she could. She hid the priest’s sons in a well, otherwise these young men would have been killed. The story is very similar to Rahab’s; when she hid the two spies on her roof and covered them with the flax (Joshua 2:4-6).
Rahab hid the spies because she had heard the stories of how their God had delivered the children of Israel from their enemies (Joshua 2:8-11). Rahab came to trust God for her salvation and asked for deliverance and for her family. As instructed by the spies she hung a scarlet cord from her window and shut herself and her family in her home until God’s judgment, the destruction of the city of Jericho had passed. Imagine her house was the only one left standing! (Joshua 2:12-20; 6:22-23).
When you are in trouble and in need of deliverance, place your trust in God as your hiding place. God calls to His people:
Come, my people, enter your chambers, and shut your doors behind you; hide yourself, as it were, for a little moment, until the indignation is past (Isaiah 26:20).
Like Rahab perhaps you have heard of God but you still need to accept him for your salvation. Jesus’ scarlet blood paid the price for your eternal deliverance (1 Peter 1:19). Call on His name to be saved.
You are my hiding place; You shall preserve me from trouble;
You shall surround me with songs of deliverance.
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