THE LORD IS MY SHELTER

Isa.32:2,3 – Behold, a king shall reign in righteousness, and rulers shall rule in judgment. And a man shall be a hiding place from the wind, a shelter from the tempest, as streams of water in a dry place; like the shadow of a great rock in a weary land.

This verse was an Old Testament glimpse into the humanity and deity of Jesus Christ. It would not be surprising to say these kinds of things about God. Many of the Old Testament scriptures and songs spoke of the Lord as our Hiding Place, our Refuge in times of storms, and even streams of refreshing for our soul. The shocking nature of this passage is this, Isaiah said that a man would be our hiding place, our shelter from the storms, and even streams of refreshing water in a dry place. Obviously Isaiah is pointing to the coming messiah as more than a man but God in the form of a man. These references were hazy and hard to comprehend until Christ appeared on earth. To those with eyes to see His presence on earth began to put the pieces of the prophetic puzzle together. This was a clear prophetic word proclaiming the deity of the coming One. Here is how Matthew Henry describes this prophesy.

“When the greatest evils befalls us, not only the wind, but the tempest, when storms of guilt and wrath beset us and beat upon us, they drive us to Christ, and in him we are not only safe, but satisfied that we are so; in him we find rivers of water for those that hunger and thirst after righteousness, all the refreshment and comfort that a needy soul can desire, and the shadow, not of a tree, which sun or rain may beat through, but of a rock, of a great rock, which reaches a great way for the shelter of the traveller. Some observe here that as the covert, and the hiding-place, and the rock, do themselves receive the battering of the wind and storm, to save those from it that take shelter in them, so Christ bore the storm himself to keep it off from us”

According to Henry everything we need is provided for us in Christ. We must only hide ourselves in His shelter in the shadow of the Rock. He is my hiding place and my refreshing no matter what the world brings my way. I am hidden in Christ and no weapon formed against me can ever succeed.

One Reply to “THE LORD IS MY SHELTER”

  1. Our endurance relies completely on the shelter provided by the Lord. It is in that place, we are supplied.

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