Saturday, April 1, 2017

Psalm 91 - Where to Find Shelter

We need shelter....

Shelter from heat, and cold, and wind, and rain - Shelter from storms.
Financial Shelter to care for ourselves and our families.

Those are probably the obvious ones.

But we also need emotional and spiritual shelter.  

The writer of Psalm 91 was most likely talking about shelter from physical enemies who wanted to harm, kill and/or destroy him. 

1 Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. 2 I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.”

I would say that wherever and however you need shelter in your life, resting in the Almighty is where you'll find what you need.

I don't like to give specific examples of all of those kinds of things because I don't want my readers to limit how to apply a verse in their lives to my feeble thoughts. God is so much bigger and greater and higher than I can think or imagine. Let Him show you how He can be your shelter if you rest in Him.

3 Surely he will save you from the fowler’s snare and from the deadly pestilence. 4 He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart. 5 You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day, 6 nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, nor the plague that destroys at midday.

BONUS material.
Side note.....
Psalm 91:11-12 are the verses Satan quoted when he tempted Jesus in the wilderness. 
11 For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways; 12 they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.

It is important to know the whole of scripture. Look at 2 Peter 1:20 from several different translations.
Berean Literal Bible
knowing this first, that any prophecy of Scripture is not of its own interpretation.
New American Standard Bible 
But know this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture is a matter of one's own interpretation,
King James Bible
Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.
Holman Christian Standard Bible
First of all, you should know this: No prophecy of Scripture comes from one's own interpretation, 

Satan took a scripture out of context to make it say something it wasn't intended to say. there are many in the world (some are famous and on TV) who twist the words of scripture. A verse in the Bible will not contradict other verses. If your interpretation or some preacher's interpretation goes against the teachings of the Bible then it has been used in a wrong way.

Each of us needs to spend time in the scriptures and, if unsure about what a preacher or friend says about a verse or passage, study trusted sources or ask a pastor or friend. Use a Bible site, like and search the scriptures and commentaries and find the truth.

OK. Bonus time is over. I'm sure there is more to be said on this.... 

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