by Nan Jones

An exhortation from the Lord for those of us who need to be reminded just how great our God is. He is amazing, yes? And compassionate. Merciful. Mighty. And very, very faithful to His children.

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Psalm 91 (Complete Jewish Bible)

“You who live in the shelter of ‘Elyon,
who spend your nights in the shadow of Shaddai
who say to Adonai, ‘My refuge! My fortress!
My God, in whom I trust!’ – 
he will rescue you from the trap of the hunter
and from the plague of calamities;
he will cover you with his pinions,
and under his wings you will find refuge;
his truth is a shield and protection.
“You will not fear the terrors of night
or the arrow that flies by day,
or the plague that roams in the dark,
or the scourge that wreaks havoc at noon.
A thousand may fall at your side,
ten thousand at your right hand;
but it won’t come near you.
Only keep your eyes open,
and you will see how the wicked are punished.
“For you have made Adonai, the Most High,
who is my refuge, your dwelling-place.
No disaster will happen to you,
no calamity will come near your tent;
for he will order his angels to care for you
and guard you wherever you go.
They will carry you in their hands,
so that you won’t trip on a stone.
You will tread down lions and snakes,
young lions and serpents you will trample underfoot.

God Speaks:
“‘Because he loves Me, I will rescue him;
because he knows My name, I will protect him.
He will call on Me, and I will answer him.
I will be with him when he is in trouble.
I will extricate him and bring him honor.
I will satisfy him with long life
and show him My salvation.'”

‘Elyon is the Hebrew name for The God Most High.

Shaddai means the All-Sufficient-One. He is the one who comforts and sustains us.

Adonai means LORD or Master.

When we choose to press in and walk closely with the Lord, not just meeting Him at the altar on our day of salvation, but actually dwelling with Him and in Him, then we can say to Him, “You are my refuge and my fortress!” We can trust and not be afraid. Acts 17:28 reads, “For it is in Him that we live, and move, and have our being.” I believe this happens when we live Psalm 91 out loud.

And then the beauty of verses 14-16! Oh my, the reassurance found in these words as God speaks. Try inserting your own name, like this:

“Because [Nan] loves Me, I will rescue her; because she knows My name, I will protect her. [Nan] will call on Me, and I will answer her. I will be with [Nan] when she is in trouble. I will extricate her and bring her honor. I will satisfy [Nan] with long life and show her My salvation.”


God is for you. Who can dare to be against you?

Tweetables to Encourage Others

Who Would Dare? @NanJonesAuthor offers Psalm 91 from the Complete Jewish Bible. Good Stuff. (Click to Tweet)

What happens when we live Psalm 91 out loud? (Click to Tweet)

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