Psalm 009:09

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Psalm 9:9



9 The LORD
[Yahovah] also will be a refuge [misgab] for the oppressed, [dak] a
[misgab] in times [`eth] of trouble. [tsarah] KJV-Interlinear


9 The Lord
also will be a stronghold for the oppressed, A stronghold in times of trouble,  NASB



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Refuge means a high place. This is a crag or a safe place on a cliff or the wall on the side of a mountain way up high. A place that is inaccessible to anyone or anything, from any direction. This is an absolute place of safety and security, Psa 18:2; 46:7,11; 48:3; 59:9,17; 94:22.

God is a rock, a tower, a refuge, and place of safety, a fortress.

He is this for the oppressed. Anyone who resides in this world is oppressed by evil, by sin, by death.

However, only those who look to Him, come under His protection. Only those who look to Him in accordance with his terms of the proper function of the spiritual life. Namely, having believed (saved), residence in fellowship, positive teachable attitude toward doctrine, advancement by means of study, and so forth.

Oppressed applies to everyone who is small. We are all small. It applies to those who are crushed. We are all crushed by the environment of sin and evil in this world. It applies to those who are the downtrodden, to the victims of tyranny and injustice. We are all targets of Satan’s cosmos policies.

He is a refuge for those who are in times of trouble. The word is in the feminine, ‘tsarah.’ It is typically the females that suffer the most in life and in history due to anguish, suffering, bias, prejudice, adversity, all due to a male dominated world. History is full of examples of female suffering from a long list of adversities in life due to their gender, their physical weakness, due to their relative and helpless role in life.

To every person, the world offers nothing but impossible barriers over which none of us can get over or around.

To every person, the world offers a status of helpless oppression.

However, there is one refuge, one helper, one to whom we can turn to find safety, peace, hope, and a future. That one person is the second person of the Trinity, the only God who has a personal name, Jesus Christ, to which we can look through doctrine.

But we approach Him through doctrine alone, and never through the energy of our own efforts, never through the energy of our own design.

To those who comply, God is an impregnable fortress, in which the world has no power, nor access.



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Study [by instruction],

to show thyself approved [spiritually mature]

unto God,

a workman [student]

that need not be ashamed [ignorant],

rightly dividing [learning, understanding, discerning]

the word of truth [Bible doctrine].

If you can dream and not make dreams your master,

If you can think and not let thoughts narrow your views,

If you can meet triumph with disaster equally,

If you can learn and see your full meaning and purpose in life,

Then you can believe in Christ, learn Bible doctrine, and grow far beyond the potential that God has prepared for you.

These studies are a part of the massive daily study web site at DailyBibeStudy.Org, and are written, so that you can come to Christ if you have not done so already, and therefore not be lost forever.

And if you have already believed in Christ, then these studies are written so you can learn and understand and grow in your spiritual life, so that you can come to the full knowledge of Christ, so that you can fulfill your meaning and purpose in life as God intended for you, and so you can qualify for a phenomenal eternal reward which you will have forever.

To ignore this opportunity to pursue a daily study means you will be incomplete, unfulfilled and you will lose out, big time.

The Daily Bible Study is online, making it possible as never before in all of human history, to advance in ones relationship with God, through Christ, and to complete yourself beyond your imagination.

But each person has to decide to make that commitment. No one else can study for you. You have to do that yourself.

Keep in the Word, Isa. 41:10.

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