If you have read Part One and Part Two of this series, you know that I am not only talking about God's Promises, but also the idea that some promises come with a condition or an action is needed on the part of man. Today I wanted to consider how this applies to Psalms ninety-one.
"He that dwellth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under that shadow of the Almighty."Oh the safety and comfort of resting under the shadow of the Almighty! But do you see it? In order to claim the promise, in order for the promise to manifest in our lives there is something we must do. Here's what goes on in my head when I read Psalm 91:1.
As we continue through Psalm 91 we see that this action of dwelling daily and continually with God our Father puts us in the mindset to "say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God, in him will I trust" (Psalm 91:2). This dwelling, meditating (Psalm 1:3), abiding we are called to do, causes this trust and confidence.
And then Psalm 91 begins pouring out the promises of this sweet habit of "dwelling in the secret place". Promises such as:
"deliver thee from the snare" verse 3
"His truth shall be thy shield and buckler (defensive armor)" verse 4 *words in parentheses mine
"Thou shalt not be afraid" verse 5
And when we come to verse nine, it reiterates this extremely important "us-part" that was introduced in verse one.
"Because thou hath made the LORD, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation." *emphasis mine
And then the promises continue to flow through the rest of this beautiful Psalm. I encourage you to read it for yourself. There are promises of:
- Divine protection and guidance.
- An answer when we call upon Him.
- Great victories in our lives!
I hope you enjoyed this little series on God's Promises. If you know someone who would find it an encouragement, make sure you share it with them. :)
1. http://1828.mshaffer.com/ Definition taken from Webster's 1828 Dictionary.
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