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Every Friday I join a community of bloggers for Five Minute Friday. One word prompt, five minutes. Unedited. The prompt this week is … Escape.

Escape … “to slip or get away; to slip away from or elude (pursuers, captors, etc.); to succeed in avoiding (any threatened or possible danger or evil)” (from

In Scripture we are told of many who were able to elude danger or succeed in avoiding danger.

Noah did not drown in the flood.

Moses avoided Pharoah’s decree of death.

God’s people were spared the plagues which came upon Egypt.

David escaped his enemies numerous times.

Daniel survived the lion’s den.

Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego walked out of the fiery furnace.

Paul endured dangers, beatings, imprisonments, and stonings numerous times.

John was exiled to the island of Patmos.

Thinking of these, and many more, the question comes to mind: Did they escape or were they delivered?

The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer.” (Psalm 18:2a, NASB)

Many are the afflictions of the righteous, But the Lord delivers him out of them all.” (Psalm 34:19, NASB)

“How different. If one waits for God’s own time and looks to Him for help and deliverance! When at last help comes, after many hours of prayer and after much faith and patience, how sweet it is! What a reward the soul receives for trusting in God and waiting patiently for His deliverance!” (George Muller)


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