Psa 91: Confidence in the Lord's Protection
Comments: There is a repeated picture that staying close
to the Lord means we will be able to rest secure in His protection.
It does however, it seems, need the personal commitment of the
individual to make the Lord their protection [v.2,9,10]. A confidence
comes throughout the psalm that the Lord WILL protect us when
we come close [v.3-10] and on top of that assurance comes the
assurance that He will send His angelic forces on our behalf [v.11,12]
who will bring us victory [v.13]. In addition there is confidence
in His assertions that He is for us [v.14-16]. A psalm of confidence
in the Lord's protection.]
Promise of security close to the Lord
dwells in the shelter of the Most High
will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
Personal declaration of that security
will say of the Lord
‘He is my refuge and my fortress,
my God, in whom I trust.'
Confidence in His protection from attack & illness
he will save you
from the fowler's snare
and from the deadly pestilence.
Assurance of God's faithfulness acting as protection for us
will cover you with his feathers,
and under his wings you will find refuge;
his faithfulness will
be your shield and rampart.
This will translate into peace in the freedom from fear
will not fear the terror of night,
nor the arrow that flies by day,
the pestilence that stalks in the darkness,
nor the plague that destroys at midday.
It includes freedom from fear of judgment
thousand may fall at your side,
ten thousand at your right hand,
but it will not come near you.
will only observe with your eyes
and see the punishment of the wicked.
Making God your security will make you secure
you say, ‘The Lord
and you make the Most High your dwelling,
harm will overtake you,
no disaster will come near your tent.
Why? Because He will send His angelic forces to protect you
he will command his angels concerning you
to guard you in all your ways;
will lift you up in their hands,
so that you will not strike your foot
against a stone.
This will include defeating the enemy
will tread on the lion and the cobra;
you will trample the great lion and the
There is total confidence in God's promises of protection
he loves me,' says the Lord
‘I will rescue him;
I will protect him, for he acknowledges
will call on me, and I will answer him;
I will be with him in trouble,
I will deliver him and honour him.
long life I will satisfy him
and show him my salvation.'
Comments: A psalm that brings a sense of peace in the
knowledge that as God's children, when we draw near to Him, we
may know the wonder of His protection. A psalm to be read out
loud in faith declaration.]
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