Week of October 1 - Day 5

Day 5 Read: Psalm 91:14-16

“Because he holds fast to me in love, I will deliver him;
    I will protect him, because he knows my name.
15 When he calls to me, I will answer him;
    I will be with him in trouble;
    I will rescue him and honor him.
16 With long life I will satisfy him
    and show him my salvation.”

Reflect: What promises does the Lord make?

Consider: In verse 14a cleaves to me in love is parallel with knows my name in verse 14b; here the verb “know” is used in the sense of “confess, accept.” The two verbs deliver (see 17:13) and protect (see 20:1b) are parallel. It is possible to reduce verse 14 to say, for example, “I will save and protect those who love me and know me.”5

Respond: How have you seen these promises be true in your life? Who do you know who needs to hear these promises of God? Make it a point to spend time with them and be intentional in sharing God’s promises.

 

5  Robert G. Bratcher and William David Reyburn, A Translator’s Handbook on the Book of Psalms, UBS Handbook Series (New York: United Bible Societies, 1991), 807.