Based in St. Cloud, Minnesota, Growing in Grace is a blog by Pastor Matthew Molesky. His posts explore the Bible, theology, ecclesiology, culture, books, family, and life.

Refuge IN God

Psalm 2:12 Kiss God’s royal son, or he will become angry, 

and you will be destroyed in the midst of all your activities— 

for his anger flares up in an instant. 

But what joy for all who take refuge in him!

Tim Keller:

To "kiss His Son" is to rest in and live for him. If we do this, we have assurance that no matter what happens to us, ultimately everything will be all right. If we don't live for him, we end up fighting God himself. So "there is no refuge from [God] -- only in [God]."


Father, your answer to the chaos and strife of the world is your Son, Jesus Christ. He will eventually break brokenness, kill death, destroy destruction, and swallow every sorrow. Teach me how to take refuge in you -- your forgiveness through Jesus, in your wise will, and in my assured, glorious future. Amen.

(from The Songs of Jesus: A Year of Daily Devotions in the Psalms, by Timothy and Kathy Keller, for Sunday 03 January)

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