Deuteronomy 19:7, “Wherefore I command thee, saying, Thou shalt separate three cities for thee.”
In our Scripture today we see God giving direction concerning the cities of refuge. If you killed someone by accident then you could run to a city of refuge and be safe. When the high priest died then you would be allowed to leave. I love this concept. It pictures such beauty to me. Let me explain.
The concept of the cities of refuge remind me of so much. If we have never put our faith and trust in Jesus Christ then we are guilty before God. Think about that. We are guilty of sin and no matter what we do we cannot pay the price for this sin. If we were to die outside of Christ we would spend eternity in a literal place called hell. God has provided a city of refuge so to speak for us. We can run to the Lord and be saved. So, God is like these cities of refuge. If you run to Him and trust Him as your Lord and Saviour you are brought into the city of refuge. If you choose to live in your sin the devil will run you around like a bull with a ring in it’s nose.
When I think of a city of refuge I think about heaven. When we get to heaven there will be no sin, sorrow or suffering. We can run in and be safe as we will no longer be molested by the devil. We will be at rest! Glory to God! The choice is our choice to make. Who will you choose? Will you choose to trust Jesus Christ and be saved or will you continue to trust in whatever or whomever and live your life like a bull with a ring in it’s nose being led here, there and everywhere? The choice is your choice to make for yourself.
So, how are you doing?
Today’s reading: Deuteronomy 19, 20, 21; Psalm 28, 58, 88, 118, 148; Proverbs 28
Today’s prayer: “Lord Jesus I come to you today running. I ask You to wash me, cleanse me and forgive me so that I may have entrance into Your city of refuge. I pray in Jesus’ name. Amen.”