“He who dwells in the shelter of The Most High will abide in the shadow of The Almighty. I will say to The Lord, ‘My refuge and my fortress, My God, in whom I trust’” (Psalm 91:1-2).
- Most High God
- Almighty God
- Lord God
Most High God - In Hebrew, “El Elyon” means “The supremacy of God over all other gods.”
“Let them know that Thou alone whose name is The Lord and the most high over all the earth” (Psalm 83:18).
Almighty God - This is translated from the Hebrew name “El Shaddai” or “God, the all-powerful One.” The term “omnipotent” describes “Almighty God” well. He has all the power He needs to do anything He desires to do. As spoken to Abraham, God said, “I am God Almighty; work before me, and be blameless” ( Genesis 17:1).
Lord – This term for God is usually used when God’s proper name is meant. The Hebrew without vowels is “YHWH.” Other translations are “Yahweh” or “Jehovah.” As God spoke to Abraham, “Is anything too difficult for The Lord? At the appointed time I will return to you, at this time next year, and Sarah will have a son” (Genesis 18:14).
My God - The Hebrew word “Elohim” simply stated means “God.” “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth” (Genesis 1:1). “My God” makes our Creator personal and knowable. Jesus spoke in the most well known prayer in all the world, “Our Father who art in heaven.” All knowing, all present, all powerful He is! But “All Knowable” may very well be the most endearing name of all!
- Psalm 91:2-4 – “I will say to the Lord, ‘My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust!’ For it is He who delivers you from the snare of the trapper and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with His pinions, and under His wings you may seek refuge. His faithfulness is a shield and bulwark”
The protection of The Shepherd: describe the sense of security you feel walking in fellowship with God:
Why is that important to you?
- Psalm 91:5-6– “You will not be afraid of the terror by night, or of the arrow that flies by day; of the pestilence that stalks in darkness, or of the destruction that lays waste at noon.”
Gary Smalley once said that fear is “temporary atheism.” Why is that true?
- Psalm 91:9-12 – “For you have made The Lord, my refuge, even The Most High, your dwelling place. No evil will befall you, nor will any plague come near your tent. For He will give His angels charge concerning you, to guard you in all your ways. They will bear you up in their hands, that you do not strike your foot against a stone.”
Why do you trust God even in the midst of tragedy?
- Psalm 91:14-15 – “Because he has loved Me, therefore I will deliver him; I will set him securely on high, because he has known My name.. He will call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will rescue him and honor him.”
What is the difference between trusting God in your head and trusting Him in your heart?
If you truly trust Him in your heart, what “thought choices” will you make when…
Somebody Hurts You? Anger or Grace
Something Negative Occurs? Stress or Peace
Somebody Confronts You? Anger or Openness
Someone disappoints You? Mercy or Bitterness
Life seems unfair? Whine or Trust
- Psalm 91:16 – “With a long life I will satisfy him and let him see My salvation.”
What did this Psalm say to you that you needed to hear today?
John 13:15 – “For I gave you an example that you also should do as I did to you.”
From today’s scripture, how does THE Shepherd inspire you to shepherd your flock?
“Because he has loved Me, therefore I will deliver him; I will set him securely on high, because he has known My name. He will call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will rescue him and honor him” (Psalm 91:14-15).
Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving, Supplication