Tehillim / Psalms 91, ספר תהילים צא, Part 1, The Lord Leading us to a New Place


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In this week’s study from Tehillim / Psalms 91:1-16, the Psalm opens א   ישֵׁב בְּסֵתֶר עֶלְיוֹן בְּצֵל שַׁדַּי יִתְלוֹנָן:  91:1 He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High Will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. (NASB)  What does it mean to dwell in the shelter and abiding in the shadow?  The psalmist continues saying, ב   אֹמַר לַיהֹוָה מַחְסִי וּמְצוּדָתִי אֱלֹהַי אֶבְטַח-בּוֹ: ג   כִּי הוּא יַצִּילְךָ מִפַּח יָקוּשׁ מִדֶּבֶר הַוּוֹת: ד   בְּאֶבְרָתוֹ | יָסֶךְ לָךְ וְתַחַת כְּנָפָיו תֶּחְסֶה צִנָּה וְסֹחֵרָה אֲמִתּוֹ:  91:2 I will say to the Lord, ‘My refuge and my fortress, My God, in whom I trust!’ 91:3 For it is He who delivers you from the snare of the trapper And from the deadly pestilence. 91:4 He will cover you with His pinions, And under His wings you may seek refuge; His faithfulness is a shield and bulwark. (NASB)  We trust in the Lord because of His faithfulness to us.  The psalm continues saying, ה   לֹא-תִירָא מִפַּחַד לָיְלָה מֵחֵץ יָעוּף יוֹמָם:  ו   מִדֶּבֶר בָּאֹפֶל יַהֲלֹךְ מִקֶּטֶב יָשׁוּד צָהֳרָיִם: ז   יִפֹּל מִצִּדְּךָ | אֶלֶף וּרְבָבָה מִימִינֶךָ אֵלֶיךָ לֹא יִגָּשׁ: ח   רַק בְּעֵינֶיךָ תַבִּיט וְשִׁלֻּמַת רְשָׁעִים תִּרְאֶה:  91:5 You will not be afraid of the terror by night, Or of the arrow that flies by day; 91:6 Of the pestilence that stalks in darkness, Or of the destruction that lays waste at noon. 91:7 A thousand may fall at your side And ten thousand at your right hand, But it shall not approach you. 91:8 You will only look on with your eyes And see the recompense of the wicked. (NASB)  The reason we can look on upon a thousand and not be harmed is due to the Lord who sustains us and empowers us. Read more here: Tehillim 91-Part1