Day 2 Read: Psalm 91:2
I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress,
my God, in whom I trust.”
Reflect: What declarations does the Psalmist make to the Lord?
Consider: The images of the shelter and the shadow vividly portray divine protection. “Shelter” (sēṯer) is a hiding place (also used in Pss. 27:5; 32:7; 119:114, “refuge”). The shadow, perhaps the shadow of a bird’s wing, also pictures shelter and protection as well as comfort. God is also the believer’s Refuge (maḥseh, “shelter from danger”) and … Fortress (meṣûḏâh, “strong protection”; used in 18:3; 31:3; 71:3; 144:2). Psalm 91:1–2 admirably expresses the fact that safety is in the Lord.
Respond: Why do we sometimes hesitate to run to the Lord for protection and strength? What must we admit about ourselves in order to find true peace and security?
 Allen P. Ross, “Psalms,” in The Bible Knowledge Commentary: An Exposition of the Scriptures, ed. J. F. Walvoord and R. B. Zuck, vol. 1 (Wheaton, IL: Victor Books, 1985), 860.