My Refuge and My Fortress

Part One

Psalm 91:1–8 (NKJV)

1 He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High

Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.

2 I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress;

My God, in Him I will trust.”

3 Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler

And from the perilous pestilence.

4 He shall cover you with His feathers,

And under His wings you shall take refuge;

His truth shall be your shield and buckler.

5 You shall not be afraid of the terror by night,

Nor of the arrow that flies by day,

6 Nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness,

Nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday.

7 A thousand may fall at your side,

And ten thousand at your right hand;

But it shall not come near you.

8 Only with your eyes shall you look,

And see the reward of the wicked.

Psalm 91:1-8

The Result

1 He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
2 I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress; my God, in Him I will trust.”

  • Dwell: Inhabit, Live, Sit
  • Secret Place/Shadow: Hiding Place, Covering, Protection
  • Most High/Almighty: Highest, Strongest
  • Refuge/Fortress/My God: Safety, Stronghold, Elohim
  • Trust: Confidence

3 Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the perilous pestilence.
4 He shall cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you shall take refuge; His truth shall be your shield and buckler.

  • Snare of the Fowler: Trapping Net of the Bird Hunter
  • Perilous Pestilence: Destruction, Threat, Plague
  • Feathers/Wings/Truth:
    • Feathers = Wings,Pinions;
    • Wings = Skirt;
    • Truth = Trustworthiness
  • Cover/Refuge/Shield and Buckler
    • Cover = Shut Off for Protection;
    • Refuge = Place of Safety;
    • Shield and Buckler = Large Shield and Small Shield

5 You shall not be afraid of the terror by night, nor of the arrow that flies by day,
6 Nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness, nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday.

  • Don’t Be Afraid of Trouble, Whether it Comes Day or Night
  • Nighttime Terror, Pestilence in Darkness
  • Daytime Arrows, Noonday Destruction

7 A thousand may fall at your side, and ten thousand at your right hand; but it shall not come near you.
8 Only with your eyes shall you look, and see the reward of the wicked.

  • If you are one of God’s people, a man or woman sold out to the Lord, you may see the wicked fall on either side of you.
  • You may see them receive the reward of their sin, and fall into the judgment of God, “but it shall not come near you.”

Artwork from https://findrefuge.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/fortress-pictures-7-600×278.jpg and https://i.pinimg.com/originals/89/bb/b3/89bbb3004b781a76a9d858988c82e967.jpg

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