Those who live in the shelter of the Most High will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty. 2 This I declare about the Lord: He alone is my refuge, my place of safety; he is my God, and I trust him. 3 For he will rescue you from every trap and protect you from deadly disease. 4 He will cover you with his feathers. He will shelter you with his wings. His faithful promises are your armor and protection. 5 Do not be afraid of the terrors of the night, nor the arrow that flies in the day. 6 Do not dread the disease that stalks in darkness, nor the disaster that strikes at midday. 7 Though a thousand fall at your side, though ten thousand are dying around you, these evils will not touch you. 8 Just open your eyes, and see how the wicked are punished. 9 If you make the Lord your refuge, if you make the Most High your shelter, 10 no evil will conquer you; no plague will come near your home. 11 For he will order his angels to protect you wherever you go. 12 They will hold you up with their hands so you won’t even hurt your foot on a stone. 13 You will trample upon lions and cobras; you will crush fierce lions and serpents under your feet! 14 The Lord says, “I will rescue those who love me. I will protect those who trust in my name. 15 When they call on me, I will answer; I will be with them in trouble. I will rescue and honor them. 16 I will reward them with a long life and give them my salvation.”
Psalms 91:10-16 NLT
This psalm describes God’s ongoing sovereign protection of his people from the ever-present dangers and terrors that surround humanity. The original setting may be that of an army about to go to battle. Most of the terrors mentioned in this psalm are left undefined, no doubt intentionally so that no kind of danger is omitted from the application. Believers in every age can read this psalm to learn that nothing can harm a child of God unless the Lord permits it. However, in light of the many references in the Psalms to the future messianic kingdom (cf. especially Ps. 96–100), this psalm must be read as being literally fulfilled then. 1. The Confidence (91:1–2) 2. The Dangers (91:3–6) 3. The Examples (91:7–13) (Life Application Study Bible)
So Friday we commemorated the crucifixion. What astounds me is how the world is commercializing this event. Easter eggs and all the stuff surrounding the event. It’s a profoundly Spiritual and Holy event, most probably the most significant event in the world, because it gives us a second chance.
As I was reading this Psalm, a couple of verses of it, I realize the significance so I decided to post the whole Psalm. What is fitting for me is that God promises all this. He sent his Son Jesus that he died for us on the cross and washed away all our sin’s in a blink.
Consider the words of the commentator – “However, in light of the many references in the Psalms to the future messianic kingdom (cf. especially Ps. 96–100), this psalm must be read as being literally fulfilled then.” What always amazes me is the relevance, it is a Psalm written 100’s of years before the coming of Jesus. Like said many times before God knows everything. We don’t know the plans He has for us. All we need to do is accept His love and make right choices.
“This psalm describes God’s ongoing sovereign protection of his people from the ever-present dangers and terrors that surround humanity. Consider this, He love’s you and I so much that gave his only Son to us, so we can have eternal life, through Jesus. Would you give your only child to the world? Can we even relate to that?
Today been Easter Sunday Jesus through the power of the Holy Spirit was resurrected. He rose from the dead. As I go quiet and ponder these words and events, I can’t believe it all happened for you and me. Through the blood of Jesus Christ, we are redeemed. By choice, we can have a relationship with God. Why, because He God gave His Son to the world.
“Lord, I give thanks, I am eternally grateful for Your gift. I pray we all go out and spread this Good News. In, Jesus name, Amen.”