Bible Meditation

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Wondrously show your steadfast love, O Savior of those who seek refuge.
                                                                                    –Psalm 17:7

  • Who needs refuge? Do you need refuge? What problems, troubles, worries and fears drive you to seek refuge?

In verses leading up to this one, the psalmist said,

As for the deeds of men—by the word of your lips I have kept myself from the ways of the violent. My steps have held to your paths; my feet have not slipped.
                                                                                    –Psalm 17:4-5

  • What is the psalmist claiming about the way he lives his life? What is he avoiding? What does he seek to do?

I call on you, O God, for you will answer me; give ear to me and hear my prayer.
                                                                                    –Psalm 17:6

  • Where does the psalmist get his guidance to know what is right and good?
  • Congress is currently considering passage of the Equality Act. If it passes, the consequence will be that no business may refuse to participate in a gay wedding due to religious conviction that the business owner must not participate in sin. Furthermore, this act includes a clause that forbids the business owner to appeal to the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act for protection against the accusation of illegal discrimination. Does this act make you feel afraid? Where will you seek refuge if it becomes law?