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A Place to Run and Hide! (11 of 13)
A Closer Look at the Book: JOSHUA
January 3. 2007
1. The Security from God's Provision!
A) Safe Cities
1) The Basis for These Cities
2) The Boundary of These Cities
3) The Blessing from These Cities
B) Sacred Cities
2. The Sufficiency of God's Promises!
A) A God of Dependability
B) A God of Availability
C) A God of Reliability
C. H. Spurgeon said, "There is no attribute more comforting to His children than that of God's sovereignty. Under the most adverse circumstances, in the most severe trials, they believe that sovereignty has ordained their afflictions that sovereignty overrules them, and that sovereignty will sanctify them all. There is nothing for which the children ought to more earnestly contend to than the doctrine of their Master over all creation-the Kingship of God over all the works of His own hands-the Throne of God and His right to sit upon that throne...for it is God upon the Throne whom we trust."
We live in a day where people are trying to cope with the problems, pressures and predicaments of life by looking for a place to run and hide. Most, if not addictions, stem from a person's inability to cope with reality; thus, they look to a pill, a bottle, a computer, or an outside relationship in an attempt to cope, handle, or deal with something that is out of control in their life.
I love the analogy of a bathysphere, the miniature submarine used to explore the ocean in places so deep that the water pressure would crush a conventional submarine like an aluminum can. Bathyspheres compensate with plate steel several inches thick, which keeps the water out but also makes them heavy and hard to maneuver.
Inside they're not alone. When their lights are turned on and you look through the tiny, thick plate-glass windows, what do you see? Fish!
These fish cope with extreme pressure in an entirely different way. They don't build thick skins; th ...
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