Posts Tagged ‘Psalm 71:3’

The Most High = Dwelling Place

January 5, 2016

John 14:23 NKJV … Jesus answered and said to him, “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home[3438]{dwelling, abode, mansion} with him”.

Psalm 91:9 NKJV … Because you have made the LORD, who is my refuge, Even the Most High, your dwelling place[04583]{home, habitation, refuge} …


  • you will rest in the shadow of the Almighty –Ps 91:1
  • His faithfulness/truth will be your shield or protective wall –Ps 91:4
  • No evil shall befall you, Nor shall any plague come near your tent  –Ps 91:10
  • The Lord will deliver and protect you –Ps 91:14

Psalm 71:1-3 NASB … In You, O Lord, I have taken refuge;
Let me never be ashamed.
2 In Your righteousness deliver me and rescue me;
Incline Your ear to me and save me.
3 Be to me a rock of habitation[04583]{dwelling , habitation, refuge} to which I may continually come;
You have given commandment to save me,
For You are my rock and my fortress.

John 14:2-3 NKJV … In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so , I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.

From NetBible Jn 14:2

  • mansions[3438] = dwelling place, abode
    * to make an (one’s) abode
    * metaph. of the God the Holy Spirit indwelling believers
    *from Greek[3306] = residence


Strong Tower{prayer}

Dwelling Places

February 2, 2014

Psalm 26:8O LORD, I love the habitation of Your house and the place where Your glory dwells.

Psalm 84:1-2How lovely are Your dwelling places, O LORD Almighty! My soul yearns, even faints, for the courts of the LORD; my heart and my flesh cry out for the living God.

Psalm 65:4How blessed is the one whom You choose and bring near to You to dwell in Your courts. We will be satisfied with the goodness of Your house, Your holy temple.

Psalm 71:1-3In you, O LORD, I have taken refuge{I put my trust}; let me never be put to shame. In Your righteousness deliver me and rescue me; Incline Your ear to me and save me. Be to me a rock of habitation{refuge} to which I may continually come; You have given commandment to save me, For You are my rock and my fortress.

Word Study
From NetBible Ps 26:8 & Ps 71:3

  • habitaion[04583] = dwelling place, make their home, refuge
  • {glory}dwells[04908] = tabernacles, residences, habitations

From NetBible Ps 84:1

  • dwelling places[04908] = tabernacles, residences, habitations

From NetBible Ps 65:4

  • dwell[07931] = abide, tabernacle, reside, have habitation, inhabit

Many Mansions

Everlasting God – King of Ages

March 20, 2011

From everlasting to everlasting You are God!
In all generations You are our safe dwelling place,
our Rock of habitation, our Rock of refuge, our Rock eternal.

Lord, You have been our dwelling place in all generations. Before the mountains were born or You gave birth to the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, You are God. -Ps 90:1-2

Continually You draw us with Your everlasting love and mercy to come and be concealed in the cleft.

“I have loved you with an everlasting love; Therefore I have drawn you with lovingkindness. -Jer 31:3

You are my Rock, my fortress; my strong tower that I run into and am safe.

The name of the LORD is a strong tower; The righteous runs into it and is safe. -Prov 18:10

Be my strong refuge{my rock of habitation}, to which I may continually come; You have given the commandment to save me, For You are my rock and my fortress. -Ps 71:3

Do you not know? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and His understanding no-one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. -Isa 40:28-31

Trust in the LORD for ever, for the LORD, the LORD, is the Rock eternal! -Isa 26:4

The LORD lives! Praise be to my Rock! Exalted be God, the Rock, my Savior! -2 Sam 22:47


Now to the King eternal{of the ages}, immortal, invisible, to God who alone is wise, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen. -1 Tim 1:17

Word Study

From NetBible Ps 90:1, Ps 71:3
dwelling place[04583] = habitation, refuge,
a place to be covered, concealed & safe

From From NetBible Prov 18:10
*The metaphor of “running” to the Lord refers to a whole-hearted and unwavering trust in God’s protection
*safe- Heb “is high” or “is inaccessible.” This military-type expression stresses the effect of the trust – security, being out of danger (see HALOT 1305 s.v. שׂגב). Other scriptures will supply the ways that God actually protects people who trust him.

to be set on high, inaccessibly high, out of reach

Call Upon the Name of the Lord

Safe Harbor

February 13, 2011

Psalm 107:25-30 He spoke and raised up a stormy wind, which lifted up the waves of the sea. They rose up to the heavens, they went down to the depths; in their peril their courage melted away. They reeled and staggered like drunken men; they were at their wits’ end. They cried out to the Lord in their distress; He delivered them from their troubles. He stilled the storm to a whisper; the waves of the sea were hushed. What a blessing was that stillness as He brought them safely into harbor!

When storms rage and strength and courage seem to melt away
Remember the One and Only who the wind and waves obey

He speaks! “Peace! Be Still!”Mk 4:39

A beacon of truth showing the way Jn 8:12
Rock of peace – Rock of refuge
A safe harbor to which you may continually come.

Psalm 71:3 Be my rock of refuge, to which I can always go; the strong place of my salvation; for You are my Rock, and my fortress(safe place).

Isaiah 26:3-4 You will keep in perfect peace, him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in You. Trust in the LORD forever, for the LORD, the LORD, is the Rock eternal.

Proverbs 29:25 NIV Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the LORD is kept safe.

Proverbs 29:25 BBE The fear of man is a cause of danger: but whoever puts his faith in the Lord will have a safe place on high.

Proverbs 29:25 NLT Fearing people is a dangerous trap, but to trust the LORD means safety.

Trust in the Lord means you’ll be kept in perfect peace while being led to a safe place – safe harbor. What a blessing!

Lord, thank that You can calm any storm, both those around us and those within. Thank You that as we trust You we’ll be kept in perfect peace and led to a safe place; a safe harbor in You.

The LORD lives! Praise be to my Rock! Exalted be God my Saviour! -Ps 18:46

Safe Harbor{prayer}