READ JOSHUA 18:1 THROUGH 20:9
The Lord told Joshua to set aside cities of refuge for people. When a person fled to that city, they were to be protected until they stood trial. If they were innocent, they were to stay in the city of refuge until the high priest died. Then they could go home. Six cities were designated as refuge cities.
Any of the Israelites or any foreigner residing among them who killed someone accidentally could flee to these designated cities and not be killed by the avenger of blood prior to standing trial before the assembly (Joshua 20:9).
God gave these people mercy and grace by providing cities of refuge during difficult times. In another act of mercy, Jesus came and died—not for the innocent—but for the guilty, every human to ever live except Himself. Jesus’ sacrifice opened the door of heaven for anyone willing to trust Jesus and seek the refuge of forgiveness that He offers.
Because of Jesus, the power of Satan’s accusations has been broken. Your guilt has been wiped away.
Thank God for being your refuge.