Under the Shadow of His Wings—Day 5

By on Mar 28, 2020 in Under the Shadow of His Wings | 0 comments

Under the Shadow of His Wings—Day 5 Psalms 91 “You will not be afraid.” If we are remaining under the shadow of the wings of the Most High and Almighty it will be evident in how we live and handle our situations. In Hebrew the word for afraid is; yârêʾ, yaw-ray; the overall sense of the word is to dread, experiencing a feeling of great distress, and being intimidated. Often we are afraid because we are intimidated by something or someone and we dread the thought of having to deal with it, therefore, causing us great distress. The word dread speaks of being unfit for action. We are often afraid when we feel inadequate to handle the very thing we must deal with. Because the Lord is our refuge we don’t have to be afraid; better yet, the scripture says, “You will NOT be afraid.” There is something about being under the shadow of His wings that makes us fit for...

Under the Shadow of His Wings—Day 4

By on Mar 27, 2020 in Under the Shadow of His Wings | 0 comments

Under the Shadow of His Wings—Day 4 Psalms 91 “His faithfulness is a shield and bulwark.” John Calvin says, ‘When we look back on our life from the perspective of eternity, we are going to see that the power of Satan was so great, that the weakness of our flesh was feeble, and that the hostility of the world was so strong, that every day of our lives if God had not intervened we would never have made it through a day.’ We don’t recognize the full extent which the Lord keeps us. There is an old saying often quoted in the church, ‘The Lord kept me from danger seen and unseen.’ How many traps have been laid for us? How many times has the enemy tried to take us out? Even while we are sleeping danger walks past our homes and the Lord continues to keep us. The devotional text says, “His faithfulness is a shield and bulwark.” As I meditate on this...

Under The Shadow of His Wings—Day 3

By on Mar 26, 2020 in Under the Shadow of His Wings | 0 comments

Under The Shadow of His Wings—Day 3 Psalms 91 “He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty.” The Most High? The Almighty? So much is being said. The words “Most High” speaks of God’s supreme authority, while the word “Almighty” refers to God’s absolute power. In short, the One who is our protection has both the authority and the power to back it up. At the time of the writing of Psalms 91, other gods were being worshipped; the psalmist wanted the original audience to know, despite the assortment of gods around them being worshipped, there were no other gods higher than the Most High and Almighty. What faith and courage we should have because of who it is that is covering us. The author of the Psalms writes using third person impersonal and at the same time he is writing from personal experience to encourage those looking to commit...

Under the Shadow of His Wings—Day 2

By on Mar 25, 2020 in Under the Shadow of His Wings | 0 comments

Under The Shadow of His Wings—Day 2 Psalms 91 “He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High, will abide in the shadow of the Almighty.”  My eldest daughter was almost five, and we were at the park playing when a large dog approached us, and out of fear she began to run.  The dog’s owner called his dog before it gave chase. When my daughter returned to my side I shared with her how dangerous it is to run away from me when I am her protection.  I asked her if she trusted me to keep her safe, she replied, “Yes.” Since then, I have taught all of my children that whenever trouble comes to get right to me and stay with me. Question: What do you do when trouble comes chasing? Do you stay close to God? Or, do you, out of fear, run away from the One who is able to keep you safe? Psalms 91 is a hymn with the goal of encouraging and instructing those who had committed themselves to God’s...

Under the Shadow of His Wings

By on Mar 24, 2020 in Under the Shadow of His Wings | 0 comments

Under The Shadow of His Wings Psalms 91  “He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.” While enjoying one of my adventures of Colorado, I took a long hike through The Castle Wood Canyon. It took a couple of hours to reach the rim as I made my ascent up the side of the canyon wall. While hiking along the rim, the sun was scorching and I was vulnerable to the elements. There were no trees to provide shade. I was in open space and at higher elevation (closer to the sun), the sun seemed determined to show no mercy. I remember thinking, ‘I wish that I had some relief from this energy draining sun’ when all of a sudden I felt a coolness envelope me. Curiosity overwhelmed me because, while I was experiencing a relief from the elements, I noticed how the sun seemed to continue shining all around me. So, I looked up and there were not one, not two, not...