Week of October 1 - Day 2

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.[1]

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?

 

[1]  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.