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Safe with the Savior

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                                                                              Safe with the Savior                         7/20/08 a.m.

                       The Safety of Abiding in the Presence of God

 

Ps 91:1-16   1     He  who dwells in the secret place of the Most High

     Shall abide  under the shadow of the Almighty.

2     I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress;

     My God, in Him I will trust.”

3     Surely  He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler

     And from the perilous pestilence.

4     He shall cover you with His feathers,

     And under His wings you shall take refuge;

     His truth shall be your shield and buckler.

5     You shall not be afraid of the terror by night,

     Nor of the arrow that flies by day,

6     Nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness,

     Nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday.

7     A thousand may fall at your side,

     And ten thousand at your right hand;

     But it shall not come near you.

8     Only  with your eyes shall you look,

     And see the reward of the wicked.

9     Because you have made the Lord, who is  my refuge,

     Even the Most High,  your dwelling place,

10     No evil shall befall you,

     Nor shall any plague come near your dwelling;

11     For He shall give His angels charge over you,

     To keep you in all your ways.

12     In their hands they shall bear you up,

     Lest you dash your foot against a stone.

13     You shall tread upon the lion and the cobra,

     The young lion and the serpent you shall trample underfoot.

14     “Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore I will deliver him;

     I will set him on high, because he has  known My name.

15     He shall  call upon Me, and I will answer him;

     I will be  with him in trouble;

     I will deliver him and honor him.

16     With long life I will satisfy him,

     And show him My salvation.”

 

He  who dwells in the secret place of the Most High is secure

 

1     He  who dwells in the secret place of the Most High

      Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.

 

  1. dwells in the secret place— denotes nearness to God.

 

  1. He  who dwells near to God---is under the protection of God

 

Ps 31:20 20     You shall hide them in the secret place of Your presence

     From the plots of man;

     You shall keep them secretly in a pavilion

     From the strife of tongues.

Those that dwell close to the Lord can say;

 

 2     I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress;

                                                 My God, in Him I will trust.”

 

 Jas 1:25   . 25 But  he who looks into the perfect law of liberty and continues in it, and is not a forgetful hearer but a doer of the work,  this one will be blessed in what he does.



Those that abide in the Lord & His Word are safe from snares and assaults

 

3     Surely  He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler

     And from the perilous pestilence.

 

3. snares …noisome pestilence—literally, “plagues of mischiefs” are expressive figures for various evils.

To the Chief Musician. A Contemplation of David  When Doeg the Edomite Went and  Told Saul, and Said to Him, “David Has Gone to the House of Ahimelech.”

Ps 52:1-7 1     Why do you boast in evil, O mighty man?

     The goodness of God endures continually.

2     Your tongue devises destruction,

     Like a sharp razor, working deceitfully.

3     You love evil more than good,

     Lying rather than speaking righteousness.      Selah

4     You love all devouring words,

     You deceitful tongue.

5     God shall likewise destroy you forever;

     He shall take you away, and pluck you out of your dwelling place,

     And uproot you from the land of the living.      Selah

6     The righteous also shall see and fear,

     And shall laugh at him, saying,

7     “Here is the man who did not make God his strength,

     But trusted in the abundance of his riches,

     And strengthened himself in his wickedness.”

 

Ps 37:39-40

9     But the salvation of the righteous is from the Lord;

     He is their strength  in the time of trouble.

40     And  the Lord shall help them and deliver them;

     He shall deliver them from the wicked,

     And save them,

      Because they trust in Him.

 

The Lord covers, protects, and defends you   

 

4     He shall cover you with His feathers,

     And under His wings you shall take refuge;

     His truth shall be your shield and buckler.

  1. He will cover you

Protect you

Shield and surround you with His Truth

 

buckler—literally, “surrounding”—that is, a kind of shield covering all over.

 

Mt 23:37 ….    How often  I wanted to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, ….

Close to God, you will not fear the fearful

 

5     You shall not be afraid of the terror by night,

     Nor of the arrow that flies by day,

 

5. terror—or, what causes it (Pr 20:2).

by night—then aggravated.

arrow—that is, of enemies.



 Mt 10:27-28   28  And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. But rather  fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.

2 Ti 1:7   7 For  God has not given us a spirit of fear,  but of power and of love and of a sound mind.

Even though ten thousand evil men fall beside you, you remain safe

 

7     A thousand may fall at your side,   And ten thousand at your right hand;  But it shall not come near you. 8Only with your eyes shall you look, And see the reward of the wicked.

7, 8. Your security is more valuable, more special, than that of the wicked and is of God;

Ps 37:34  34     Wait on the Lord,  And keep His way, And He shall exalt you to inherit

                          the land; When the wicked are cut off, you shall see it.

The Lord has set a guard over you because you have made the LORD your dwelling place;

9     Because you have made the Lord, who is  my refuge,

     Even the Most High, your dwelling place,

10      No evil shall befall you,

     Nor shall any plague come near your dwelling;

11     For He shall give His angels charge over you,

     To keep you in all your ways.

12     In their hands they shall bear you up,

      Lest you dash your foot against a stone.

13     You shall tread upon the lion and the cobra,

     The young lion and the serpent you shall trample underfoot.

 

Jn 17:14-15    the world has hated them because they are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. 15 I do not pray that You should take them out of the world, but that You should keep them from the evil one.

Ga 1:3-4   our Lord Jesus Christ, …  gave Himself for our sins, that He might deliver us  from this present evil age,



Ro 8:28  28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those  who are the called according to His purpose.

 

Heb 1:14   14  Are they not all ministering spirits sent forth to minister for those who will  inherit salvation?

 

2 Th 3:3   3  the Lord is faithful, who will establish you and  guard you from the evil one

 

2 Ti 4:18  8  And the Lord will deliver me from every evil work and preserve me for His heavenly kingdom.



God Himself says He will deliver you because you have chosen to love Him

 

14     “Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore I will deliver him;

     I will set him on high, because he has  known My name.

15     He shall  call upon Me, and I will answer him;

     I will be  with him in trouble;

     I will deliver him and honor him.

16     With long life I will satisfy him,

     And show him My salvation.”

14–16. God Himself speaks

 

Ps 46:10 10     Be still, and know that I am God;

 

Have you made God your dwelling place?    If so rest assured – all is well!!

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