Re: Verse reading–Psalm 91 (day one)
“If you make the Most High your dwelling. . .no harm will befall you, no disaster will come near your tent.”  (vs 9-10)  David talks to himself.  It is one of the secrets of his spiritual life.  In vs 2 of Psalm 91, he says what he is GOING TO SAY to God.  By vs 3, he begins to assure himself  with the implications of such a commitment.  “Surely he will save you”  (vs 3)  “A thousand may fall at your side. . .but it will not come near you.”  (vs 7)  It is important to remember these are not promises from God to David.  They are words of confidence from David to David.  Nothing wrong with self-talk so long as we remember what God actually promises.  See vs 14-16.  God’s words (you will notice) are less about protection FROM danger.  More about the presence of God with us IN danger.  Self-talk is one thing.  God’s word is something else.

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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