Saturday, March 31, 2012

Psalm 91

I read the book of the Bible named Psalms. I'd like to be able to tell you I read that book everyday but that wouldn't be true. I do my regular reading and if there is time I read Psalms.

My method is to use a Julian calendar to determine which Psalm to read. That means if it's the 91st day of the year I read the 91st Psalm. Since there are 150 Psalms if the Julian date is greater than 150 I subtract 150.

Did I mention I am an Engineer by trade?

Today is the 91st day and this is the 91st Psalm. This spoke to me very directly tonight.

Psalm 91

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.”

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.

7 A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you.

8 You will only observe with your eyes and see the punishment of the wicked.

9 If you say, “The Lord is my refuge,” and you make the Most High your dwelling,

10 no harm will overtake you, no disaster will come near your tent.

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.

13 You will tread on the lion and the cobra; you will trample the great lion and the serpent.

14 “Because he loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.

15 He will call on me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him.

16 With long life I will satisfy him and show him my salvation.”

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Oh, that is one of my FAVORITE Psalms, Mike! Exactly what we are praying over you...that you would find God to be your fortress, your protector and deliverer....that He would cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you would find refuge. Praying for you and for Karen today.

Lisa Cairney