In The Shadow

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But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. James 1:22 AMP

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In The Shadow

He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High Will remain secure and rest in the shadow of the Almighty [whose power no enemy can withstand]. Psalm 91:1 AMP

Song of The Day

Watch and Listen to “He That Dwelleth” performed by Rev. James Moore With the Mississippi Mass Choir.

Bible Basis

July Book Read From Read To Devotional
10th Psalm Book 88 Book 91 In The Shadow

Memory Verses

So teach us to number our days, That we may cultivate and bring to You a heart of wisdom. Psalm 90:12 AMP
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He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High Will remain secure and rest in the shadow of the Almighty [whose power no enemy can withstand]. Psalm 91:1 AMP
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5 You will not be afraid of the terror of night, Nor of the arrow that flies by day,
Nor of the pestilence that stalks in darkness, Nor of the destruction (sudden death) that lays waste at noon. 7 A thousand may fall at your side And ten thousand at your right hand, But danger will not come near you. Psalm 91:5-7 AMP

Key people

Here is a list of key people found in today’s reading (in order of appearance) with bios from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

David. A young shepherd who gains fame first as a musician and later by killing the enemy champion Goliath.

Today’s Devotional Reading: Psalm 88 – 91

Psalm 88 Amplified Version (AMP)
Psalm 89 Amplified Version (AMP)
Psalm 90 Amplified Version (AMP)
Psalm 91 Amplified Version (AMP)

From Matthew Henry’s Commentary

…This psalm is a lamentation, one of the most melancholy of all the psalms; and it does not conclude, as usually the melancholy psalms do, with the least intimation of comfort or joy, but, from first to last, it is mourning and woe. It is not upon a public account that the psalmist here complains (here is no mention of the afflictions of the church), but only upon a personal account, especially trouble of mind, and the grief impressed upon his spirits both by his outward afflictions and by the remembrance of his sins and the fear of God’s wrath…. (Chapter 88).

Many psalms that begin with complaint and prayer end with joy and praise, but this begins with joy and praise and ends with sad complaints and petitions; for the psalmist first recounts God’s former favours, and then with the consideration of them aggravates the present grievances…  (Chapter 89).

…This psalm was penned by Moses (as appears by the title), the most ancient penman of sacred writ. We have upon record a praising song of his (Exod. 15:1-21, which is alluded to Rev. 15:3), and an instructing song of his, Deut. 32:1-47 But this is of a different nature from both, for it is called a prayer… (Chapter 90).

…It is probable that this psalm also was penned by David; it is a writ of protection for all true believers, not in the name of king David, or under his broad seal; he needed it himself, especially if the psalm was penned, as some conjecture it was, at the time of the pestilence which was sent for his numbering the people; but in the name of the King of kings, and under the broad seal of Heaven… (Chapter 91).

Reflection:

I have run for my life (when I was assaulted). I have searched for a home (when I was transitionally homeless, roaming the country from couch to couch). But never have I found a safety like the shadow of the Almighty God

My Mother and I were determined to get to my eldest brother’s graduation in Georgia. We were driving from Iowa in an old and old-fashioned van with the seats barely in place, the door handles falling off and the tires threadbare. We had about thirty dollars between the both of us for gas (round trip). Now obviously you can’t just drive from Iowa to Georgia and back to Iowa on thirty dollars; but that is radical faith. When you have radical faith, the facts just don’t matter. We believed that somehow, some way, we would accomplish what we two had agreed upon (in prayer).

Again I say to you, that if two believers on earth agree [that is, are of one mind, in harmony] about anything that they ask [within the will of God], it will be done for them by My Father in heaven. Matthew 18:19 AMP

When we would have run out of gas, I called my dad. I told him what my mom and were doing. He said, “That’s radical.” He wired us some money for gas.

Half way to to Georgia, a great storm of rain came down. When the rain was blinding, we pulled over into a gas station to let the storm pass. No sooner than we were parked, a lightning bolt struck right in front of our van. We took it as a sign that we were not supposed to stay there. We said, O.K. LORD, we will get back on the road now.

We cautiously left the gas station and continued on our journey. We made it out of the storm. We later learned that the place where we had stopped flooded severely. Had we waited out the storm, we would have been stuck there and missed the graduation.

When we arrived in Georgia, our family could not believe that we had come so far because our tires were bald with no tread at all. We should have had multiple tire blowouts. The next thing we knew, our family bought four new tires for the van so we could get back home. They also gave us money. Now that is radical. We needed the tires and funds before starting the trip; but radical faith said if I have to go without what I want, I know that GOD will supply all my needs.

And my God will liberally supply (fill until full) your every need according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19 AMP

We made it back to Iowa safely – in the shadow of the Most High.

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