Daily Reading: Psalms 90-94; 1 Corinthians 2
I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress, My God, in whom I trust!” (Psalm 91:2, NASB95)
The benefits of the believer are many. All would desire the blessings found here, but the recipients are only those who have made the Lord their refuge and dwelling place (Ps. 91:1-2, 9). For the one who trusts in the Lord:
- He delivers you from the traps and schemes of men and from disease (Ps. 91:3).
- He is faithful to shield and protect you (Ps. 91:4).
- You will not be afraid of terror at night, calamity by chance (Ps. 91:5), pestilence, evil, plague, or war (Ps. 91:6-7, 10).
- You will see the wicked brought to justice (Ps. 91:8).
- His angels provide supernatural care to keep you from falling and to guard your way (Ps. 91:11-12).
- You will tread upon dangerous animals (Ps. 91:13), which is expanded to include demonic forces in the NT (Lk. 10:19; 1 Pet. 5:8-10).
Having the Lord as your refuge is security against any situation or threat. Going through difficult times does not mean that God has abandoned you, but is cause to see His answer, His rescue, honor, satisfaction, and salvation (Ps. 91:15-16). The psalmist personally takes the Lord as His refuge and declares that He will trust in Him. These blessings are not automatic but are given to the person who loves God (Ps. 91:14). The psalmist personally takes the Lord as His refuge and declares that He will trust in Him. Have you experienced the blessing of knowing the Lord as your refuge? Do you trust the Lord to deliver you when you go through difficult times?