Psalm 91

We all want protection.

We seek guarantees of safety, trying to arrange our lives to avoid unnecessary danger.

Psalm 91 tells us about our only true source of protection – Yahweh, the LORD, the Most High, the Almighty.

The one who lives under the protection of the Most High
dwells in the shadow of the Almighty. (v. 1 CSB)

Who is the one who enjoys the protection of the LORD?

The one who trusts Him.

I will say concerning the LORD, who is my refuge and my fortress,
my God in whom I trust:
He himself will rescue you from the bird trap,
from the destructive plague. (v. 2-3 CSB)

The one who makes the Most High their dwelling place and refuge.

Because you have made the Lord—my refuge,
the Most High—your dwelling place,
no harm will come to you;
no plague will come near your tent.
For he will give his angels orders concerning you,
to protect you in all your ways. (v. 9-11 CSB)

The one who sets their heart on the LORD.

Because he has his heart set on me,
I will deliver him; (v. 14 CSB)

The one who knows God’s name.

I will protect him because he knows my name.
When he calls out to me, I will answer him;
I will be with him in trouble.
I will rescue him and give him honor.
I will satisfy him with a long life
and show him my salvation. (v. 15-16 CSB)

We all want protection.

Put your trust in the LORD, not your plans.
Make the Most High your safe place.
Set your heart on the LORD.
Remember His name – who Yahweh is and what He has promised.

God is faithful.

He will cover you with his feathers;
you will take refuge under his wings.
His faithfulness will be a protective shield. (v. 4 CSB)

He will cover you.

Father, You are my refuge, my safe place, my fortress, my protection, my God in whom I trust. I set my heart on You. You are faithful. Cover me today. Give your angels charge over me to guard all my ways. Thank you for Your protection. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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