Be to me a Rock of Refuge

Psalms 31:1-8 In You, Lord, I have found refuge, let me never be put to shame. Hear me and by Your saving power, come quickly to my rescue. You are my Rock, lead and guide me for the honour of Your Name, for I trust in You and will rejoice and be glad in Your unfailing love. You will not abandon me to the power of the enemy, but will give me unbounded liberty.

Psalms 29:1-8 Give to the Lord the glory due to His Name. The voice of God echoes over the waters, He thunders over the mighty waters, [peoples and nations] in power and majesty. The forests are shattered, the land jumps and shakes. His shout makes flames burst out and the land is made desolate.

    This describes the forthcoming judgement of the nations, of earthquakes and fire, the Lord’s Day of vengeance and wrath.

Psalms 27:1-6 & 13-14 The Lord is my light and salvation, whom shall I fear? When my enemies close in on me to devour me, it is them who lose. What I ask of the Lord, is that I may live in the holy Land and see Him in His Temple. For He will protect me on His terrible Day, the Day that I will be raised up and my enemies laid low, so I shall praise and honour my Deliverer.

            Well I know that I shall see the goodness of the Lord in the Land of the living.   Wait for the Lord; be strong and brave, put your hope in Him.

Psalms 23:1-6 The Lord is my shepherd, I will not be in need for anything. He leads me to green pastures and by streams, that I may rest. He revives my spirit and for His Names sake, He guides me on the right paths. When the Day of darkness comes, I will fear no harm, for You are with me and comfort me. My enemies will see my salvation and the great blessings promised to Your righteous people, who will live in the holy Land for the years to come.

Psalms 29:11 The Lord will give strength to His people, He will bless them with peace.

Psalms 30:1-5 I shall exult You, Lord, for You have lifted me up and have not let my enemies get the better of me. I cried to You and You heard me, saved my life, as I was sinking into the abyss. Sing praises to the Lord, all you His loyal servants, and give thanks to his holy Name. In His anger there is distress, in His favour there is life. Tears may linger at nightfall, but rejoicing comes in the morning.                                             Ref: REB. Some verses abridged.

    For the Lord’s ‘loyal servants’, His Christian people from every race, nation and language, Revelation 5:9-10, there will be deliverance, in His favour they will rejoice. But there will be sorrow and distress for those who have rejected the salvation that was offered to them.