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Thirty Days in Psalm 91 for Busy Mamas, Day 25: Treading on the Serpent

The devil wants us to think God isn’t keeping His promises when He allows us to suffer. But God called His own Son to suffer — for us — and His Son trusted Him all the way to the cross. He knew that the Father’s plan was good. Thinking of Psalm 91:11-12 and of Satan’s misuse of it when Jesus was tempted in the wilderness, the old gospel song, He […]

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Thirty Days in Psalm 91 for Busy Mamas, Day 23: No Evil

We looked yesterday at the bold statements of Psalm 91:7-8. Thousands may be falling all around us, but it will not come near those who dwell in the shelter of the Most High. Not only will those who trust God be preserved in the midst of calamity, but they are assured that they will indeed witness the judgment of the wicked. Let’s continue with verses 9 and 10 today. What […]

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Thirty Days in Psalm 91 for Busy Mamas, Day 22: Really?

We’ve come to the hard parts of Psalm 91. What do we do with verses like this one? “A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you.” And what about verse 10? “No evil shall be allowed to befall you, no plague come near your tent.” They are wonderful words, but how do we reconcile them with the reality […]

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Thirty Days in Psalm 91 for Busy Mamas, Day 21: No Fear

  Yesterday we looked at God’s faithfulness — the shield and bulwark that protects us in every circumstance, as we place our trust in Him . (I’ve revised the last two or three paragraphs of yesterday’s lesson. You might want to go back and read those, if you had a hard time understanding my comments.) Today we’re going to look at some of the results of trusting God’s faithfulness and […]

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Thirty Days in Psalm 91 for Busy Mamas, Day 20: Shield

Think about the two main metaphors for God that we’ve seen in Psalm 91. He is a fortress, high on a hill, strong, impenetrable, a refuge to run to when threatened. But He’s also a bird, covering its young with its feathers, tender and protective. Timothy Keller, in Songs of Jesus, observes, “It is on the cross where we see the absolute righteous power and the tender, sacrificial love of God […]

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30 Days in Psalm 91 for Busy Mamas, Day 18: His Wings

(Note: The links in the children’s lesson of the first post today were not working. This version has corrected links. Please discard the previous email/lesson for today.) We’re over half way through our study of Psalm 91, and we still have so much more to explore! Did you think it would be possible to spend thirty days studying just one chapter of the Bible and not get tired of it? The […]

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30 Days in Psalm 91 for Busy Mamas, Day 17: Trust

God isn’t just a refuge, and He’s not just a fortress. The psalmist says he’s “my refuge, my fortress, my God in whom I trust.” He is the Most High, a high fortress on a high hill, invincible, and ready to protect us.  We can trust Him. Assignment: Pray that God will reveal Himself to you and use His Word to build your trust in Him as you study. Then return to Blue Letter Bible and open Psalm 91. We’re […]

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Thirty Days in Psalm 91 for Busy Mamas, Day 16: A Fortress

Today we get to look at the word fortress! I’ve been looking forward to this! What a picture of God’s strength and protection! Assignment: Pray for the Holy Spirit to do His changing work in your heart as you study today. Start by reading all of Psalm 91, testing yourself as you go. How much of the chapter can you recite by now? Remember, the goal is to memorize this entire psalm. […]

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Thirty Days in Psalm 91 for Busy Mamas, Day 12: Catch Up and Optional Lesson

It’s catch-up day again! I’ll bet most of you can make good use of the extra time! If you haven’t done the lesson for Day 9 yet, don’t try to do until I can revise it. I’m reorganizing  that lesson to make it easier and was hoping to post it today. However, I’m having computer problems that are making any kind of posts challenging at the moment. I’ll post a […]

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Thirty Days in Psalm 91 for Busy Mamas, Day 11: Psalms Are for Singing

While we’re busy marking words, making lists, and looking for parallelism and imagery, we don’t want to forget that Psalm 91 was written to be sung, not just read and studied. As we sing the Psalms, we are singing God’s words back to Him. We’re praying, building each other up, expressing our joys and our sorrows, and reminding ourselves of God’s faithfulness. Here are a few musical versions of Psalm 91 to […]

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