... Jerusalem ... 22 Just as the new earth and the new heavens will endure by my power, so your descendants and your name will endure ... Isaiah 66 (GNT), 18 ... Jerusalem will be rebuilt, and its PALACE restored. Jeremiah 30:18 (GNT)

07
August
2012

A Psalm: protection from hidden dangers

We are living in a world under the burden of sin because all have sinned and fell short of God's glory, Genesis 3, Daniel 9:11, Romans 3:23. And even though there is God's Law and his forgiveness of sins - Psalm 51, John 3:14-17 - humanity is in the strong grip of darkness. At least for now. Still, the Almighty Father is merciful. Psalm 91 speaks of God being a protector and defender that has much to offer. To whom, how and why?

Who are these people? Those who can say to God the Almighty Father,
... "You are my defender and protector. You are my God; in you I trust." ...

They are people who,
... goes to the Lord for safety, whoever r e m a i n s under the protection of the Almighty, ...

Suppose you are one of these people, that actually goes to God Almighty. Wouldn't you want him to keep you safe? That is also and far most safe at heart! Safe from what? From hidden dangers and deadly diseases, so you don't have to be afraid of plagues, sudden attacks, nor evil that kills.

For,
25 Worship the Lord your God, and his blessing will be on your food and water. I will take away sickness from among you, 26 and none will miscarry or be barren in your land. I will give you a full life span. Exodus 23:25-26 (NIV)

Day and night he whom knows all - Daniel 2:22, Jeremiah 20:12 - and is righteous will be the one to keep you safe.

For,
... 9 You have made the Lord your defender, the Most High your protector, 10 and so no disaster will strike you, no violence will come near your home. ...

The Most High God, called so also by Melchizedek the king of Salem (Jerusalem) - Genesis 14:18 - will sent his angels and put them in charge of you. Again to protect and defend you where ever you go. They will hold you up in their hands so you won't be hurting your feet on stones nor be harmed otherwise. And you will look and see how the wicked are punished. 

The Almighty will even enable you to trample down fierce lions, poisonous snakes and scorpions, Deuteronomy 8:15 and Luke 10:19. Remember David - 1 Samuel 17:37 - Daniel - Daniel 6:20-23 - and Paul, Acts 28:3-6

Just like for them the Almighty God will do all this for you and save you. Why? Because you choose to go to and remain with him! You love and trust him with your life and that of others. So, he will say to you,

... 14 God says,
I will save those who love me and will protect those who acknowledge me as Lord.
15 When they call to me, I will answer them; when they are in trouble, I will be with them.
I will rescue them and honor them. 16 I will reward them with long life; I will save them.


Psalm 91 (GNT)

Whoever goes to the Lord for safety, whoever remains under the protection of the Almighty,
2 can say to him, You are my defender and protector. You are my God; in you I trust.

3 He will keep you safe from all  h i d d e n  dangers and from all  d e a d l y  diseases.
4 He will cover you with his wings; you will be safe in his care; his faithfulness will protect and defend you.
5 You need not fear any dangers at night or sudden attacks during the day
6 or the plagues that strike in the dark or the evils that kill in daylight.

7 A thousand may fall dead beside you, ten thousand all around you, but you will not be harmed.
8 You will look and see how the wicked are punished.

9 You have made the Lord your defender, the Most High your protector,
10 and so no disaster will strike you, no violence will come near your home.
11 God will put his angels in charge of you to protect you wherever you go.
12 They will hold you up with their hands to keep you from hurting your feet on the stones.
13 You will trample down lions and snakes, fierce lions and poisonous snakes.

14 God says,
I will save those who love me and will protect those who acknowledge me as Lord.
15 When they call to me, I will answer them; when they are in trouble, I will be with them.
I will rescue them and honor them.16 I will reward them with long life; I will save them.


God bless you,

Author: © Mrs A. vd Laan-LeitoPosted in: Columns