Day 12

Refuge & Fortress

from the Names of God reading plan

Deuteronomy 33:26-29, 2 Samuel 22:1-3, Psalm 18:1-3, Psalm 71:1-8, Isaiah 25:1-5

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Refuge & Fortress

Machseh, Metsudah (Hebrew)

Scripture Reading: Deuteronomy 33:26-29, 2 Samuel 22:1-3, Psalm 18:1-3, Psalm 71:1-8, Isaiah 25:1-5


When God’s people claim He is their refuge or fortress, they are saying He is a safe place in times of trouble. He will take care of them and protect them. King David uses “refuge” frequently to refer to God—a telling admission from the powerful, mighty king of all Israel who led victorious armies into battle. This name of God uses the image of finding safety and rest in a city or fortress to communicate the security God’s people have in Him.


God’s protection from external threats


What do these names teach me about God?


Post Comments (76)

76 thoughts on "Refuge & Fortress"

  1. Desiree Medari says:

    Be to me a rock of habitation to which I may continually come; You have given commandment to save me, For You are my rock and my fortress. – Psalms 71:3

    Thank you for being our security, our refuge, our fortress.

  2. Karyn Johnson says:

    Lord Jesus thank you for saving me!!❤️

  3. Regina Clinton says:

    God will always be my Protector

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