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* Not 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 honor him.
16* With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation.
I have often heard it said that your spiritual “9-1-1” is Psalms 91:1, and can’t you see why? “He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.”
That is so precious and so strong a promise! The rest of this chapter goes on into a little more detail about how our Father loves us and is there to protect us. Still, we have to KNOW who we are. We are joint-heirs with Christ, grafted into the vine, partakers of the same nature of Jesus and alive with the same Spirit that raised Him from the dead!
Oh that we would take the time to “taste and see” that He is good! You know how much you love your children (those of you that have them)? Well, he loves us like that TIMES INFINITY! I honestly can’t say that I would let my son die for anyone, let alone an entire world full of people – past, present and future – most of whom would never accept that gift, or would accept it only to eventually trample Him under foot again.
Father, forgive me for the many times I have let you down and for all the times when I take a step without first consulting You and Your Word. Give me eyes to see, ears to hear, hands that reach, feet that go and mouth to declare Your wonders and endless mercy! Just as you said, if salt loses its savor, it’s good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled under foot… please don’t let me lose my savor!
I hope this post has blessed you! My prayer is that everyone reading this will get a sense of how much love God has for you. You are treasured and loved and important…never forget. He won’t… you’re carved into the palms of His Hands!