A Refuge and a Fortress…

Read: Psalms 90-95
Marked: Psalms 91:2, I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust.”

Psalm 91 is my favourite Psalm. It is filled with hope and promises of protection by God. It begins with the instruction of verse 1 to dwell and abide.

Then comes verse 2. God, my refuge and fortress. In Him will I trust. Can I say that with the same certainty?

I want to, yet, if I don’t always dwell and abide, can I really say I trust Him? Can I expect what follows in the rest of the Psalm?

Deliverance from the fowler’s snare, V3. The covering of His feathers, the refuge of His wings, protected by His truth, V4.

Freed from the fear of the terror by night, or the arrow that flies by day, pestilence, destruction, and escape from what befalls thousands of others, V5-7?

Why? Because I make the Lord my refuge and dwelling place. Evil won’t befall me nor plague come near because He has given angels to watch over me, to keep me and bear me up

Not even my foot will dash against a rock, V10-12. The lion and the cobra will be tread upon if I set my love on Him and know His name, calling on God and getting an answer, deliverance, honour, and long life.

It really doesn’t get much better than that.


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