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The Shadow of the Almighty

“He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the LORD, “My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust” (Psalm 91:1-2, ESV). Psalm 91 offers a sustained reflection on the Lord’s protective power for His people. Once again we note the imagery of a safe place, “the shelter of the Most High”, an image which turns distinctly military as “my fortress”. But the believer’s security is pronouncedly personal; it comes from ‘abiding’—that is, actively remaining—in God’s shadow, positioning ourselves beneath His protection. Those who trust in God and follow Him have an Almighty defender, and need fear nothing in all the world.

Abide in God’s fatherly protection. Take your fears and burdens to the Lord, who defends His people. In every danger and trial, God is able to care for His own; and, whatever we must pass through in this life, He is able to bring us safely home.

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