Thirty Days in Psalm 91 for Busy Mamas, Day 29: God Speaks

Today we’re going to wrap up our study of the text, and then we’ll spend a couple more days reviewing and thinking about how to apply what we’ve been learning. (Our 30-day study is going to sneak a day or two past thirty days. ) Let’s take a closer look at two more words and a whole lot of promises as the psalmist brings his song to a close. Assignment: […]

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Thirty Days in Psalm 91 for Busy Mamas, Day 28: From the Trenches

I want to share someone else’s words with you today, because they so beautifully picture what Psalm 91 is all about. Amy, after waiting in suspense for over two months for a diagnosis, now knows that she has stage 2 Hodgkins Lymphoma. She went in for her first chemo treatment this past week. Amy and her husband have been a source of love and encouragement to me and my family […]

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Thirty Days in Psalm 91 for Busy Mamas, Day 27: Holding Fast in Love

There is so much more we could study, but our time is coming to a close! We’ll just have to leave some ideas and verses for you to study on your own. (I’ll post some ideas at the end of the study.) In the last three verses of Psalm 91, God Himself becomes the speaker, confirming all that has already been said in the psalm. What an outpouring of God’s […]

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Thirty Days in Psalm 91 for Busy Mamas, Day 26: Catch Up and Optional Lesson

Goodness! It’s already our last catch-up day! Take advantage of the chance to work on lessons you haven’t been able to complete. Here are a couple optional suggestions for you amazing few who have actually finished every lesson as I’ve posted them: Read and meditate on all the cross-references for Psalm 91:2. There is so much comfort and assurance in these verses! Read Psalms 90, 91, and 92 all in […]

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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 24: Satan and Psalm 91

When we’re dwelling in the shelter of the Most High, we trust Him, knowing that no real evil can befall us, because God is always using whatever He allows in our lives for our good and His glory. As we saw yesterday in the additional comments in Treasury of David, God even uses dangers in order to protect us. He uses lesser evils to protect us from greater ones. Spending a few nights […]

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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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