Sunday, September 18, 2011

Psalm 91

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.

Key Verse:
2 I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.

Key Observation:
A Messianic psalm.

Memory Verse:
1 He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.

McGee: “This is the passage that the Devil quoted, and the interesting thing is that Satan knew this psalm applied to the Lord Jesus. He knew something a lot of theology professors don’t know today.” This psalm is to be interpreted as a messianic psalm; Jesus is wonderfully in view throughout the psalm. There are many wonderful verses in this psalm that can be applied to Christians, so long as we remember the primary interpretation is of Jesus. McGee further contrasts Psalm 90, calling it a psalm of death, with this psalm, calling it a psalm of life.

I find many characteristics of the Lord here:
1. He shall abide under the shadow of the almighty.
2. God shall be his fortress and his refuge.
3. God will be his deliverer.
4. God will cover him, or God will protect him with the shield of truth.
5. He will not be afraid of those who oppose him.
6. No pestilence or destruction shall overcome him.
7. The angels of God will keep him in all his ways.
8. All enemies shall be put under His feet.
9. When he calls upon God, God hears and delivers.
10. God will honor him and rescue him.

Scripture says: No good thing does he withhold from those whose walk is blameless. Here we have the psalm of the blameless one, and I see that God gives freely all things to Him. I find great comfort in this psalm, for am I not also abiding under the shadow of the Almighty? In fact, Christ has made it possible for me to have life and to escape death; to find truth and escape lies; to walk away from Satan forever and to walk towards Christ in the very power of the Holy Spirit. I have been redeemed!

Redeemed by the Blood of the Lamb

Redeemed--how I love to proclaim it!
Redeemed by the blood of the Lamb;
Redeemed through His infinite mercy,
His child, and forever, I am.

Redeemed, redeemed,
Redeemed by the blood of the Lamb;
Redeemed, redeemed,
His child, and forever, I am.

Redeemed and so happy in Jesus,
No language my rapture can tell;
I know that the light of His presence
With me doth continually dwell.

I think of my blessed Redeemer,
I think of Him all the day long;
I sing, for I cannot be silent;
His love is the theme of my song.

I know I shall see in His beauty
The King in whose way I delight;
Who lovingly guardeth my footsteps,
And giveth me songs in the night.

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