There Is Safe and Then There Is Safe
by Dr. Dan Sharp, Minister of Worship
King David writes in Psalm 16 “Keep me safe, O God, for in you I take refuge.” It seems like such a simple childlike verse of comfort. We naturally think of physical safety first and I believe that is what David was addressing. There is also the bigger picture.
Think of the life that awaits us beyond this world. That is where I really want to be safe. The important thing to remember today is that God is the ultimate source of eternal refuge, of eternal safety. David’s life was neither simple nor always physically safe, but he was a man “after God’s own heart.” He sought God as his refuge and found God sufficient at every point.
As it turned out, David was physically protected by God throughout his earthly life. While that is not always the case in every earthly situation, (sometimes Christians die and are not physically delivered), they are always delivered to eternal safety in God’s care. That refuge in the Lord today. It is the best possible place you could be.