Joshua 20:1-3 NIV
Then the Lord said to Joshua: [2] “Tell the Israelites to designate the cities of refuge, as I instructed you through Moses, [3] 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.

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