The LORD also spoke to Joshua, saying,…
I. OUR FIRST CITY OF REFUGE IS PRAYER. Whatever trouble comes to us, we can run to prayer for help, as the man of old ran to the city of refuge.
II. OUR SECOND CITY OF REFUGE IS THE BIBLE. When Jesus was tempted three times by the devil in the wilderness to do wrong, every time His heart ran to the Bible as a city of refuge and quoted some precious promise.
III. A THIRD CITY OF REFUGE IS SACRED SONG. If our hearts and voices are full of sweet and pure songs about God, and heaven, and doing good, they will keep away a great many wicked thoughts and evil words.
IV. THE FOURTH CITY OF REFUGE IS TRUST IN GOD AS OUR FATHER. A child was asked the question, "What is faith?" She answered," God has spoken, and I believe it." That is a part of what it means to trust in God.
V. OUR FIFTH CITY OF REFUGE IS THE HOLY SPIRIT AS OUR GUIDE.
VI. THE SIXTH CITY OF REFUGE, THE LAST ONE AND THE MOST PRECIOUS, IS JESUS AS OUR SAVIOUR.
Parallel VersesKJV: The LORD also spake unto Joshua, saying,