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In the Secret Place of His Tent

September 18, 2014

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In the Secret Place  of His Tent

We all need  a sanctuary  —  a place of safety,  peace,  refuge,  protection  —  a place our enemies cannot reach.     King David had  such a place  and he tells about it  in Psalm 27.     There David says  that no matter how many people  go against him,  “The LORD  is the defense  of my life;  whom  shall I dread?”    (Psalm 27:1)     We need  to learn  about David’s sanctuary,  where it is,  and how he got it.     David tells us  in Psalm 27:4-5,

One thing  I have asked  from the LORD,  that I shall seek:
That I may dwell  in the house  of the LORD  all the days  of my life,
To behold the beauty  of the LORD
And  to meditate  in His temple.      

For  in the day  of trouble  He will conceal me  in His tabernacle;
In the secret place  of His tent  He will hide me;
He will  lift me up  on a rock.

David is not talking  about a physical building.     We know that  because when he was  in a heavy battle,  there was no time  to run  to a physical  “temple”  or  “tabernacle”.     Also,  David had prayed  that he would  “dwell  in the house  of the LORD  all the days  of my life.”     We know  that David did not spend every day  of his life  in a physical place  of worship.     He was  in battle  for much  of his life.

But yet,  David could say,  “in the day  of trouble  He will conceal me  in His tabernacle”.     Where did God hide David?     It was in the  “beauty”  and strength  of a true faith  in the LORD.     David knew how to  “dwell”  in the reality  of the LORD’s nearness,  love,  and power.     In every life situation,  David’s heart  and faith  were with God.

Our knowledge  of God’s love  and our faith  in His salvation are “the secret place  of His tent”  where God will  “hide”  every one  of us  in our  “day  of trouble”.     No matter where we go  in this world,  or what sort  of situation we’re in,  we can be  “in the secret place  of His tent”  —  we can be  in the true knowledge of God  and put our faith  in His salvation.     That is where God will  “lift me up  on a rock”.     He will put us  in the strong truths  of His almighty being  and faithful love  for us.

So, how do we get there?     We do just as David did.     We  “dwell”  with our Savior  in our hearts  —  “behold the beauty  of the LORD”  in His word  —  and “meditate  in His temple”.     In other words,  we daily study God’s word,  where we look  at the “beauty”  of His love,  and “meditate”  on all  of God’s wondrous works.

Then,  in the wonder  of God’s faithfulness,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     LORD,  we pray  that You will always keep us  in the secret place  of a true faith  that loves to meditate  on your word.”

Love,
Margaret

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The LORD  made this day, let us rejoice  and be glad  in Him.

Psalm 118:24

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The word of the LORD is tried;

He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.

Psalm 18:30

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Sing for joy  in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;

Praise is becoming  to the upright.

Psalm 33:1

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How blessed are those  who dwell  in Thy house!

They are ever praising Thee.

Psalm 84:4

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Just as a father  has compassion  on his children,

So the LORD  has compassion  on those who fear Him.

Psalm 103:13

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O give thanks  to the LORD,  for He is good;

For His lovingkindness  is everlasting.

Psalm 107:1

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Glory in His holy name;

Let the heart  of those who seek the LORD  be glad.

Psalm 105:3

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Not that I have already obtained it,  or have already  become perfect, but I press on  in order that  I may  lay hold  of that for which also  I was laid hold of  by Christ Jesus.

Philippians 3:12

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