5 For in
the time [yowm] of trouble [ra`] he shall
hide [tsaphan] me in his pavilion [cok]: in the secret [cether] of
his tabernacle ['ohel] shall he hide [cathar] me; he shall set me up [ruwm] upon a rock [tsuwr]. KJV-Interlinear
5 For in
the day of trouble He will conceal me in His tabernacle; In the secret place of
His tent He will hide me; He will lift me up on a rock. NASB
The term trouble is the general term that refers to any and all and every kind of problem or difficulty that exists in this world, and that can occur in your life.
From the day you were born, throughout your entire life, you will experience all kinds of problems. From health, to education, to your occupation, to your social life, to paying your bills, all these things and many, many more kinds of problems in life will always be in the shadows and constantly nagging at you.
This is the Devils world. The very nature of this world is trouble. If there were no trouble or problems or difficulties in this world, then we would be in heaven where those things do not exist. But since we are here, then we are faced with, and burdened with all sorts of difficulties and pressures that exist out there in the world.
God will hide us in his pavilion. And that is a reference to his tabernacle, or the place where God resides, and within that residence we, in effect, have fellowship, one-on-one with God. This is simply a description of fellowship, which is obtained when you confess your sins.
The secret of his tabernacle, is the spiritual life. It does not exist for unbelievers. It only exists for believers in Christ. And therefore, it is a secret, a thing that is not revealed to the average person. Even believers to do not confess their sins and therefore do not reside in fellowship with God, do not have access to this functioning part of their spiritual life. They are in effect, off-line, or out of sync with their spiritual life.
This secret thing, the spiritual life, is spiritual, and therefore not detectable, not felt, not measurable, not sensed, and has no manifestation with emotional or physical results. It is simply there.
To hide me, refers to protection, security, maintenance, a shield. And within the spiritual life, and when one is growing up spiritually speaking, then there is protection from the world. Gods wall of fire protection.
This does not exclude you from the difficulties of life. The difficulties of life have but one objective, which is to derail you from your spiritual life, or destroy you altogether.
In the verse closes with, set upon a rock.
And the rock is a specific reference to Jesus Christ, but it is also a reference to the whole concept of the spiritual life as God has designed it.
Faith in Christ begins your spiritual life.
Once you have initially believed in Christ, then the question for you is not whether or not to believe in Christ, because you have already done that. The question now is, what are you going to do with your spiritual life? And your obligation and responsibility in life, is to grow up spiritually. That is Gods ultimate design and plan for your life.
And spiritual growth functions when you are in fellowship, which symbolically speaking means that you are inside Gods tabernacle with him, in fellowship. It also means that you have access to something that the rest of the world does not have access to, namely the secret or the things that are revealed by God only to believers who are in fellowship.
And once in fellowship, once you are assimilating Bible doctrine and growing up in your spiritual life, then your building for yourself, protection, a shield, a barrier that separates you, and sets you apart, from the common carnal things of life in this world.
And that whole concept refers to God and Gods plan, Christ and Christ’s work, doctrine and your learning process of assimilating that doctrine within your soul, which constructs within your soul the foundation, a fortress, a palace, the temple, a completed and finished structure within your soul. And this all results in the completion of you as a person.
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