Under the Shadow – 3/12/17

“You can live opposite of what you profess, but can you live opposite of what you believe?”
– Dallas Willard
 
Because the psalmist was convinced that there was security in trusting in God, he encouraged himself that he would be delivered from the various attacks of the wicked. He knew that the Lord had appointed His angels over him to protect him. The key to releasing the promises found in this passage is located in verses 9 and 10. When a believer makes the Lord God his refuge, his hiding place be trusting Him, he enters into a sheltered place of promise. The words of this psalm should be spoken over your life on a daily basis. It will build assurance that, no matter what you face, the Lord can be trusted as a safe dwelling place. We must find ourselves resting in Him and set our love on Him (v. 14). He promises to be with us and deliver us.
 
Psalm 91:1-16
1 He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. 2 I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust. 3 Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence. 4 He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler. 5 Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day; 6 Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday. 7 A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee. 8 Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked. 9 Because thou hast made the Lord, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation; 10 There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling. 11 For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways. 12 They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone. 13 Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet. 14 Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name. 15 He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him. 16 With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation.
 
I will remain in Your secret place and You will overshadow me with protection. I will not be afraid of sickness, or the night, or the enemy. You have given angels an assignment over me. You will keep me. I will set my heart on You and You will answer me, be with me in trouble, and honor me. I will love you all my days!

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