Psalm 7: “The Lord is Refuge”
This is another Psalm of David, where he laments. Here, we are told of a previously unknown story, one that shows a Benjaminite pursuing him. It is of no coincidence that we see this idea of pursuing and warfare through the Scriptures, but even here in these first several Psalms we’ve looked at. After Moses delivered Israel out of Egypt, they were pursued. Along the way to the promised land, they were pursued. Saul persecuted Christians until he came face to face with Jesus. He later wrote to the Ephesians to put on the full armor of God. He wrote this, just as we have this account from David, to remind the child of God that we will always be pursued because of our faith. Jesus said this very thing when He told His disciples that they would be persecuted, and some may even die for their faith. In Lucifer’s pride and arrogance, he took 2/3 of the angels with him when he rebelled against God. He was then cast away. He was defeated again when Christ died and rose again. He will be defeated again at Christ’s second coming. You see, there is warfare all around us, but we have refuge in the Lord God. He has provided a safe place from our enemies, ultimately because no matter what we face, our forever home is with Him. What comfort we should take in knowing, as David did here, that the Lord is our refuge.