Our City of Refuge

To read the Bible in a year, read Joshua 19 and 20.
Wildlife refuges provide safe places for animals to live, that is, safe from man, except for limited hunting, but the animals have no safety from animal predators. Likewise, God gave the children of Israel cities of refuge, “The LORD also spoke to Joshua, saying, ‘Speak to the children of Israel, saying: “Appoint for yourselves cities of refuge, of which I spoke to you through Moses, that the slayer who kills a person accidentally or unintentionally may flee there; and they shall be your refuge from the avenger of blood”‘” (Joshua 20:1-3). The cities were conveniently located with three cities on each side of the Jordan River. Each side had one in the north, one in the south, and one in the middle.
God has given to us the church as the city of refuge, located conveniently throughout the world. Run to the church and live. That is the place of safety. Oh yes, some predators exist, but when this passing world is done, the city of refuge shall go before the Lord Jesus Christ and He shall save it, but all who are outside shall be lost.

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