If Then

One of my favorite scriptures is Psalm 91:1

He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High
Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.

My Texas home girls are about to begin a Bible Study based on Psalm 91.
God's Shield of Protection
 [Military Edition]
by Peggy Joyce Ruth

A mighty woman of God, and faithful military mom,
is teaching the class.

I have decided to study along with them
and hopefully join the class during my next visit home.

While waiting for the postal service to deliver my book,
I opened the passage on my smart phone Bible Application
to compare different versions.

The Message is not a literal translation of the Bible,
but an attempt to recapture the meaning in
contempary language.
It is a reading Bible, not a study Bible.
And the smart phone is no substitute for opening the pages of a
 well-read, freely marked, worn Bible.
I guess that's my disclaimer.

From the Message, I read on my smart phone,
and personalized Psalm 91

 I sit down in the High God's Presence,
spend the night in Shaddai's (God Almighty) Presence,
and say
"God is my refuge.  I trust in Him and I am safe"

will rescue me from hidden traps
will shield me from deadly hazards
will protect me under His outstreched arms
will fend off all harm

I fear nothing
not wild wolves in the night
not flying arrows in the day
not disease that prowls through darkness
not disaster that erupts at high noon

no harm will graze me (when others drop all around)
I'll stand untouched
I'll watch the wicked turn to corpses (from a distance)
evil can't get close to me
harm can't get through the door
angels will guard me wherever I go
angels will catch me when I stumble
their job is to keep me from falling
I'll walk unharmed among lions and snakes
I'll kick young lions and serpents from my path

I hold onto God for dear life

He will get me out of any trouble
He'll give me the best care

I'll get to know and trust Him

I call Him

He will answer
He will be at my side in bad times
He will rescue me
He will throw me a party
He will give me a long life
He will give me a long drink of

It's a great passage to read outloud
Try It!

*Here's a little side note.
The word salvation used here is
yĕshuw`ah (sound familiar?)
and it's meaning is:

salvation, welfare, prosperity, deliverance, victory.


whcih I'm sure you'll recognize as the Hebrew name for


So read this scripture to yourself
and get you a long drink of

1 comment:

  1. The bookclub I'm in read this book last fall. We were blessed. Trina


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