This is the second episode of the month, so we will be reading a Psalm, discussing it, seeing what attributes of God we might see in it, and giving praise and thanksgiving to God.
This time, we are looking at Psalm 91. This is a refuge Psalm, meant to show the trustworthiness of God. It is an antidote to fears and anxiety.
Verses 1-2 are an affirmation that God IS our Refuge.
Verses 3-13 are a description of HOW the Lord is our Refuge.
Verses 14-16 are a CONFIRMATION by God that He is, in fact, our Refuge.
Scripture used in this episode: Psalm 91; Deuteronomy 5:33-6:2; Proverbs 3:1-2; Matthew 4:1-11.
In Matthew 4, in the temptation of Jesus, we see Satan appealing to the most common temptations: physical drive, pride, and possessions. Also, in the second temptation, where Satan quotes Psalm 91:11-12 to Jesus, Satan wants to make faith into a presumption.
The promise of long life (quantity of life and quality of life) are tied to keeping God’s commands. This promise may not be fulfilled in the here and now, but will ultimately be fulfilled in our perfect, eternal life in the new heavens and new earth.
Attributes of God in Psalm 91: Shelter, Shadow, Refuge, Fortress, Trustworthy, Peace, Deliverer, With Us/Sees Us/Hears Us/Answers Us, Able, Protector, Compassionate, Faithful, Just, Victor, Rescuer, Life Giver, Satisfies Us, Savior.
Keep reading your Bible!