Friday, November 19, 2010

God Protects

Where Is My Security Blanket?

The authorship of Psalm 91 is unknown. Some theologians believe Moses to have been the author because it makes reference to God as our “dwelling place” just as in Psalm 90. There are other similarities. However, there is not enough documentation to prove the theory of Moses as author.

This month we have been looking at how God protects. The subject lets you know that you are wrapped within His security…blanketed so to speak. The question should not be where is my security blanket, but how do I know I have His security blanket? In a world of violence and chaos, how do I have the assurance of peace?

Put on the armor of God (Eph 6: 10-18) and you will recognize that our divine leader will give you divine protection. He promised never to leave you nor forsake you…and Jesus Christ our Saviour is the same yesterday, today, and forever (Heb 13: 5,8). That alone is assurance to protect you forever.

You must be a sincere believer to receive this security blanket. His security blanket includes promises of security, deliverance and protection for His people.

1. The believer who dwells (resides) in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. He shall cover them with feathers and place them under His wings with truth. It sounds as if we are placed in a safe nest. This seems to be a promise of security, a peculiar care of Heaven on earth.

2. The believer has been granted deliverance from the evils of darkness and pestilence. There is no need for fear of either night or day for “God has not given us the spirit of fear, but of power and love and of a sound mind” (II Tim 1: 7).

3. The believer has been given guardian angels to watch over him. Satan tried to tempt Christ with this promise. (Matt 4: 6) He sought to have Christ prove His divinity, but Jesus answered satan, “…Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.” (Deut 6:16)

4. Believers will triumph over their enemies, whatever it may be. Just have faith and give it to God to fight the battle.

5. Psalm 91 closes with a special promise of long life and salvation for God’s people. Believers shall be the special favorites of God because the Lord has raised us to positions of prominence. He will honor us and will be ready to answer us when we call on Him.

God is our security blanket. We are thankful for the rest and peace we receive in this insecure world.

Written by Deborah Davis

1 comment:

Myrtle said...

Verse 1 & 2 of Psalm 91 uses four different names for God,which illustrates how He takes care and covers all areas of our lives. The first name being "most High," indicates He is above all other. The second "the Almighty" tells us that God has all power and there is no one or anything equal to His greatness. Then there is the use of the words "Lord" and "God."