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Psalms 94:22

But the LORD is my defense; and my God is the rock of my refuge.
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Augustine of Hippo

AD 430
22. "And the Lord is become my refuge" (ver. 22), he saith. Thou wouldest not seek such a refuge, if thou wert not in danger: but thou hast therefore been in danger, that thou mightest seek for it: for He teacheth us by sorrow. He causeth me tribulation from the malice of the wicked: pricked with that tribulation, I begin to seek a refuge which I had ceased to seek for in that worldly prosperity. For who, that is always prosperous, and rejoiceth in present hopes, findeth it easy to remember God? Let the hope of this life give way, and the hope of God advance; that thou mayest say, "And the Lord is become my refuge:" may I sorrow for this end that the Lord may become my refuge! "And my God the help of my hope." For as yet the Lord is our hope, since as long as we are here, we are in hope, and not in possession. But lest we fail in hope, there is near us a provision to encourage us, and to mitigate those very evils which we suffer. For it is not said in vain, "God is faithful, who will n...

George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
Help. Hebrew, "rock. "(Berthier) Sufferings force us to have recourse to God, whom few remember in the days of prosperity. (St. Augustine)

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. - 2 Peter 1:20

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