Names of God: Refuge and Fortress

Refuge & Fortress

Machseh, Metsudah (Hebrew)

Scripture Reading: Deuteronomy 33:26-292 Samuel 22:1-3Psalm 18:1-3Psalm 71:1-8Isaiah 25:1-5


When God’s people claim He is their refuge or fortress, they are saying He is a safe place in times of trouble. He will take care of them and protect them. King David uses “refuge” frequently to refer to God—a telling admission from the powerful, mighty king of all Israel who led victorious armies into battle. This name of God uses the image of finding safety and rest in a city or fortress to communicate the security God’s people have in Him. 


God’s protection from external threats


What do these names teach me about God?


*This devotional was taken from the He Reads Truth website