Joshua 20:1-3 NIV
Then the Lord said to Joshua:  “Tell the Israelites to designate the cities of refuge, as I instructed you through Moses,  so that anyone who kills a person accidentally and unintentionally may flee there and find protection from the avenger of blood.
What a wonderful reminder that God has a heart for justice rather than revenge and for mercy rather than punishment. I wonder what that might look like today? In the New Testament Jesus, the new Joshua (remember it’s the same name) becomes our refuge, a person not a city, the one in whom we can find safety and forgiveness for both accidental and non-accidental sins, such is God’s grace.
Living under the shadow of His wing
we find security.
Standing in His presence we will bring
our worship, worship, worship to the King.