Field Trip!

Posted: February 9, 2009 in Uncategorized

Wanna go on an adventure with me? It’s a fun one, but you have to be okay with heights.

Last week I bumped into this very cool Old Testament word. It’s the Hebrew word misgab and it means “a cliff (or other lofty inaccessible place); abstractly altitude – figuratively a refuge; Misgab – a place in Moab: defense, high fort, tower, refuge

Now, given my recent discoveries about the altitude of God’s thoughts and mine, I thought this word was just about the coolest thing ever. SO, I decided to do a little study on it and it’s just been amazing in light of the current circumstances in our country (described well in Psalm 46 as “the tottering of kingdoms”.) This morning it occurred to me that maybe some of you might feeling a little “tottery” as well and you would be encouraged by having a deeper understanding of this wonderful misgab refuge that God has provided.

I’ve broken this down into a week-long study and if you have time for it, I think you’ll love it. It’s not a whole lot of reading (think quality, not quantity – and use lots of time to absorb and apply) and the passages are a pretty great antidepressant.

  • Day 1: 2 Samuel 22; Psalm 9 (Key verses: 2 Samuel 22:3; Psalm 9:9)
  • Day 2: Psalm 46 & Psalm 58 (note: the word “refuge” in Psalm 46:1 is not the same as the word “refuge” in verses 7 & 11…why do you think that is?)
  • Day 3: Psalm 62 & Psalm 94
  • Day 4: Psalm 144 & Isaiah 25 (this is a little different take on the word because it deals with how God brings the refuge of the wicked DOWN. Uh oh!)
  • Day 5: Isaiah 33 (key verse: 16)

Race you to Misgab,



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