The book of Psalms is comprised of 150 chapters, each offering spiritual guidance, insight, and comfort. In this blog post, we will explore chapter 91 in detail to gain a better understanding of its message.
The theme of Psalm 91 is simple yet powerful — God as our refuge and protector. The psalmist begins by praising God for His faithfulness and protection. He tells us that if we seek refuge in Him, He will shield us from danger. He will save us from the traps set by our enemies and protect us from evil forces. This idea is echoed throughout the psalm: “You are my refuge and my fortress; my God, in whom I trust” (v. 2).
The psalmist further emphasizes the importance of trusting in God’s protection by noting that when we do so, “no evil shall befall you” (v. 10). He also instructs us to call on Him in times of trouble, knowing that He will answer (v. 15). These promises are comforting reminders that God is always there to protect us no matter what life throws our way.
In addition to providing spiritual protection, Psalm 91 paints a beautiful picture of how we can live a life free from fear and worry; a life full of joy and peace despite difficult circumstances. The psalmist writes: “Because he loves me, says the Lord, I will deliver him; I will protect him because he knows my name” (v. 14). Knowing that God loves us and desires to protect us should fill our hearts with peace even when we don’t understand why things happen as they do or why life doesn’t go according to plan.
By meditating on Psalm 91 regularly, reformed Christians can find comfort in knowing that no matter what difficulties come their way, they have an eternal refuge in God who will never leave them nor forsake them (Hebrews 13:5). Let’s take time today to turn to Him as our ever-faithful protector and provider!