Day Thirty – הַיּוֹם שְׁלֹשִׁים יוֹם לָעֹמֶר
The LORD is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble, and He knows those who take refuge in Him. Nahum 1:7
“A mighty fortress is our God…”
It is not always easy to understand warrior language when we live mostly in times of peace. A small percentage of Americans have military training and an even smaller percentage have faced battle in times of war. Israel in biblical times was acquainted with war in almost every generation. They wavered in their confidence in God and yet God still remained as a fortress to those who took refuge in Him. Is that still true for us today? God is near to those who are broken hearted. He is not far off and deaf to their cries.
• What pictures does the word “fortress” create in your mind? How does the Lord need to correct our pictures in order to accurately reflect who He is in that regard?
• Where do people find security these days? Is it in things, people, their religion, group identity…? How much of our security is in the Lord? How do we know for sure?
• The need of security in life is a fairly important need. It is found in answering the question, “Who do I trust?” Who can I rely upon to keep me safe?
Resources for Day 30 of Counting the Omer
Video Devotional – Making Connections During This Season:
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