Psalm 91: God’s Impenetrable Protection
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.”
This Psalm is commonly invoked during times of uncertainty and hardship. Those who truly love and trust God should have no fear of the power of evil.
A Prayer from Psalm 91:
“Dear God, Thank You for Your presence with us. Thank you for Your Almighty wings which cast an impenetrable shadow of protection. Thank you for going before us; and for covering us from behind. Thank You for choosing to being in our midst, for lifting our burdens, and for securing the Heavenly place You have prepared for us.
Your divine words bring such hope and comfort. Remind us daily of Your strength today, and may we see glimpses of Your infallible glory and blessing as we seek Your face. Victory and salvation are found in You alone, Lord. Thank You! In the Mighty Name of Jesus, Amen.”
Many throughout the ages have noted the wonderful character of this Psalm. Here are a few of their thoughts:
“It is one of the most excellent works of this kind which has ever appeared. It is impossible to imagine anything more solid, more beautiful, more profound, or more ornamented” -de Muis, cited in Spurgeon.
“This psalm is one of the greatest possessions of the saints” -G. Campbell Morgan.
“In the whole collection there is not a more cheering Psalm, its tone is elevated and sustained throughout, faith is at its best, and speaks nobly” -Charles Spurgeon.