Monday, March 30, 2020

The Relationship Aspect of Psalm 91

Psalm 91 is being quoted a lot now a days with emphasis on the protection. What about the relationship aspect?  Is that important?

God is not looking for vain confidence. Psalm 91 has conditional concepts within the text.

Meditate on these few passages.

What is it to dwell in the secret place of the most High?
Psalms 91:1 He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.

Notice that the person dwelling in the secret place of the most High is afforded His shadow. This must be contrasted with those who do NOT DWELL in the secret place of the Most High.  

How does one trust THE LORD and make Him their refuge?
Psalms 91:2 I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.

How does one make THE LORD their habitation?
Psalms 91:9 Because thou hast made the LORD, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation;

How does one set their love upon God?
Psalms 91:14 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.

Notice the "because" verses?  This means the person in Psalm 91 is afforded these benefits because they love and Trust The Lord!

When quoting the protection verses in Psalm 91, don't overlook the relationship aspect of the Psalm.  If we don't have the relationship that Psalmist writes about, can we really boast in the protection?

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