God told Jeremiah to be a strong tower of refuge for those who were about to receive the purifying wrath of God. But He also told Jeremiah to test the people. The desperate need to be wise and gentle weaves through time. God calls us, His children, to lives that provide refuge in a world of deception.
Elisha offers a glimpse of how to live such a life. In 2 Kings, he offers up a prayer that God will open the eyes of the servant with him. That servant had been looking at the enemy and was afraid. Elisha asked God to let the servant see the angelic powers surrounding them, fighting the battle for them. God is a blazing fire protecting us when we place ourself in His care.