A sure refuge in times of trouble
In these troubled times we are looking for a sure refuge. Simon Manchester gently and clearly explains why God, in Jesus, provides a refuge that provides delight in the present and a safe destination for the future.
Psalm 16 (NIV)
A miktam [a] of David.
1 Keep me safe, my God, for in you I take refuge.
2 I say to the Lord, “You are my Lord; apart from you I have no good thing.”
3 I say of the holy people who are in the land, “They are the noble ones in whom is all my delight.”
4 Those who run after other gods will suffer more and more. I will not pour out libations of blood to such gods or take up their names on my lips.
5 Lord, you alone are my portion and my cup; you make my lot secure.
6 The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; surely I have a delightful inheritance.
7 I will praise the Lord, who counsels me; even at night my heart instructs me.
8 I keep my eyes always on the Lord. With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken.
9 Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices; my body also will rest secure,
10 because you will not abandon me to the realm of the dead, nor will you let your faithful [b] one see decay.
11 You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.
(a) Psalm 16:1 Title: Probably a literary or musical term
(b) Psalm 16:10 Or holy
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Simon Manchester worked for 30 years as the senior minister at St Thomas’ Anglican Church North Sydney. He has a reputation as an outstanding Bible communicator. His messages from the Bible on radio station Hope 103.2 are appreciated by over 100,000 listeners across Australia each week.