God’s Protection Psalm 91

  Psalm 91: 1-2 “He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress. My God, in Him I will trust.” Since no title or author is given this psalm, we can not be sure of its author, but based on the theory that such a psalm was written by the same author as the one it precedes, Moses is the author, for he is listed as the man who wrote psalm ninety. But whoever wrote this psalm, it continues to be a source of comfort to many individuals. I would …

Beware of the Fowler’ Snare

                          Psalm 91: 3 “Surely he will save you from the fowler’s snare and from the deadly pestilence.”   God will deliver me from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence. Perhaps you have read these words many times as I have without realizing their meaning. But to write this devotion, I needed to understand their meaning. So while doing research I read part of a sermon by Charles Spurgeon, a great preacher of the 1800’s on this subject. He explained that a fowler was one who secretly tries to snare or trap birds. He carefully sets his …

God Is My Shield and Buckler

  Psalm 91: 4 “He will cover you with his pinions, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness is a shield and buckler.” (NKJV)   God will cover you with His pinions, and under His wings you will find refuge; His faithfulness is a shield and buckler. Perhaps you and I have read the words shield and buckler, and know they are God’s protection; so that is sufficient for us. But what was the psalmist really promising? what is a buckler? First let us consider this phrase: He will cover you with His pinions. But what are pinions? I had no idea, but found that pinions were eagle’s wings, and …

Christians Should Not Fear

Psalm 91: 5-7 “You shall not be afraid of the terror by night, Nor of the arrow that flies by day, Nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness, Nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday. A thousand may fall at your side, And ten thousand at your right hand; But it shall not come near you.” The psalmist covers a lot in these few words and then tells us not to fear. And years later after serving his Lord many years, the disciple John wrote these words. “There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with …

No Evil Shall Befall You

       Psalm 91: 9-10 “Because you have made the Lord, who is my refuge, Even the Most High, your dwelling place, No evil shall befall you, Nor shall any plague come near your dwelling”   Wait a minute! What about all the adversities I have endured during the past several months? What about my being critically ill, confined to the hospital and rehab center and being completely dependent on others, and then returning to an upstairs apartment with twenty steps without an airlift to help me leave my daily place of abode? However, on the positive side, I am feeling better and I am receiving help from home health and physical therapy, and regaining …

God Is Rewarding Me With Long Life

Psalm 91: 14-16  “Because she holds fast to Me in love, I will answer her, I will protect her because she knows My name. When she calls on Me, I will answer her; I will be with her in trouble; I will rescue and honor her. With long life I will satisfy her, and show her my salvation.”  (verses 14-16 and feminine gender substituted) What awesome promises are awarded those who hold fast to God or who in faith allow God to hold fast to them. And what a privilege to be a recipient of answered prayers. Often we don’t see visible results after praying, but we have the promise if we ask God …