Trust God and Then Keep On Trusting God (Psalm 91:1-6)
TNIV Scripture for Monday, September 8, 2008 [Psalm 91:1-6]
Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. They say of the LORD, 'He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.' Surely he will save you from the fowler's snare and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart. You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day, nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, nor the plague that destroys at midday.
God is trustworthy. The Psalmist used two different words for trust in these verses. The first is obvious and is in verse 2 where he said, "my God, in whom I trust..." This word is defined in the Hebrew as an underlying confidence in God and correlates well with the justification part of salvation. However, there is another word for trust in verse 4 translated as "refuge" ("under his wings you will find refuge"). The word "refuge" can also be translated as "trust" and is defined as a fleeting trust or a "fleeing for protection." This second word for trust correlates well with the sanctification or on-going aspect of your salvation. Every believer has placed their "trust" or confidence in the Lord (through Jesus) at some point in their lives. That is how you become a believer. However, many of those same Christians fail to run to God with the challenges of each day to find direction and strength. May you walk in the confidence of trusting God by trusting Him with all the challenges you face each day. Keep running to your God and find refuge.
Your Shield and Rampart
The One Who will keep you under His wing close to His heart (if you will keep running to Him)
Beth Warlick, 9/8/2008 1
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