Friday, September 09, 2005

Psalm 91 one more time...

Matt... Thank you SO much for your comment on my last post. I read it. Then reread it. Then read it one more time and everything clicked. Here's the whole thing. I just read it and want to read it a little more.

Psalm 91
1 He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High
will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.

2 I will say [b] of the LORD, "He is my refuge and my fortress,
my God, in whom I trust."

3 Surely he will save you from the fowler's snare
and from the deadly pestilence.

4 He will cover you with his feathers,
and under his wings you will find refuge;
his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.

5 You will not fear the terror of night,
nor the arrow that flies by day,

6 nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness,
nor the plague that destroys at midday.

7 A thousand may fall at your side,
ten thousand at your right hand,
but it will not come near you.

8 You will only observe with your eyes
and see the punishment of the wicked.

9 If you make the Most High your dwelling—
even the LORD, who is my refuge-

10 then no harm will befall you,
no disaster will come near your tent.

11 For he will command his angels concerning you
to guard you in all your ways;

12 they will lift you up in their hands,
so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.

13 You will tread upon the lion and the cobra;
you will trample the great lion and the serpent.

14 "Because he loves me," says the LORD, "I will rescue him;
I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.

15 He will call upon me, and I will answer him;
I will be with him in trouble,
I will deliver him and honor him.

16 With long life will I satisfy him
and show him my salvation."

Wow. It's all about living IN Him and being satisfied in Him and just... BEING in Him. I love verse 14 - "because he loves me" - well, "she" in this case. I would like to take parts of this psalm and put them up in my home. Wherever (and whenever) that may be.


Slicer said...

The translation was a little different. I'm glad you got it! ;-)

Jenni said...

That chapter has a really comforting feeling to it...and comfort is so important. Something will come.