Thank you, Gordon – I am one of your appreciative readers, so it means a lot to me to hear this. As a Presbyterian whose early mornings begin with coffee and the (Episcopal) Book of Common Prayer psalm(s) for the day, I find a soulmate in these lovely commentaries. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Questions for Reflection and Discussion – Psalm 91, Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI), Follow Matters of Interpretation on WordPress.com, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. He served in locations including South Carolina, two locations in Georgia, Hawaii, North Carolina, Seoul South Korea, and Washington DC. Matthew 23:37, NOTE: When we believe God’s Word and act upon it we find Him to be faithful to what He has promised and we learn personally how faithful He is around our enemies, I. Because He Answers When We Pray To Him      vs. 15, c. It may be His will for us to endure and profit from the trouble. More than coming to God occasionally when danger threatens, I. Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. WE NEED A SECRET PLACE BECAUSE WE NEED A REFUGE, III. Proverbs 28:26, e. And in his name shall the Gentiles trust. Great reminders that He faithfully works on behalf of those who love Him. Something else? God’s protection is the central theme of this psalm. So rich!!! Feburary 27, 2019 lesson is from Psalms 91:1-8 and 11-16. Revelation 12:9, b. This morning I’ve been pondering the psalms, as I always do, but it light of Walter Brueggemann’s The Psalms: the Life of Faith, edited by Patrick Miller. I’ll check out that reference, too – Thanks! Sunday School notes for preachers, teachers, and learners, Rev. This psalm teaches us that if we live according to God's truth, our lives will see some powerful and positive consequences. ( Log Out /  And saith unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee: and in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone. WE NEED A SECRET PLACE BECAUSE WE NEED HIS LOVE, https://minorprophetssermons.wordpress.com/2012/07/02/psalm-91/. You are cordially invited to follow Matters of Interpretation, along with a few others. As he was packing he overheard a servant say, “I suppose by my Lord’s quitting London to avoid the plague that His God lives in the country and not in town.” He was so moved that he canceled his journey and stayed in London helping plague victims. Rev. God sends His Angels be proptect us. Spurgeon, NOTE: To the Old Testament what Thomas’ confession was in the New Testament, And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and my God. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Good Morning to you! Verses 14-16 are direct speech of God’s announcing deliverance, protection, and presence in trouble. He left out, “in all thy ways”      vs. 11, B. ( Log Out /  [Study notes on this text.] Our Help Is Supernatural       vs. 11-12, 1. WE NEED A SECRET PLACE  BECAUSE WE NEED PROTECTION, II. Does this scripture seem to address our fears? God called Rev. Verses 5-6 name calamities and dangers that the person who takes refuge – the refugee, literally – “will not fear.” What do we understand this “not fearing” to mean? There … He never got sick. ( Log Out /  Parkhurst, Jr. ... by following Matters of Interpretation. Why? ( Log Out /  Thank you, Heather. That the person knows they will not experience any pain or difficulty? Here are a few questions we might want to consider as we study and discuss the text: Verse 1 evokes an image of place and stability: “living” or… Psalm 91 is a popular “favorite psalm” of human trust and divine assurance. [More personal:] What is our own response to fear-provoking situations? A dwelling place is not a temporary dwelling, 2. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Psalm 91 is a popular “favorite psalm” of human trust and divine assurance. What do we understand it to mean to “live in the shelter of the Most High”? Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. If so – what do we say? These promises are for us if we will truly abide and trust in God. Alexander to teach under the guidance of the late Rev. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. When? When we properly get-a-way to God then the problems we have left don’t go away but they become manageable. He knows all the dangers and how to confront them, B. ( Log Out /  Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. WE NEED A SECRET PLACE BECAUSE WE NEED HIS LOVE       vs. 14-16, NOTE: The “I” in these verses is God Himself, NOTE: Three things that God promises those who trust Him, A. There is an entire travel channel devoted to this theme. ( Log Out /  Overall, this psalm seems to give us a lot of food for thought in exploring our own personal experience(s) of and relationship with God – which could make for a very personal conversation. The International Bible Lesson ( Uniform Series ) for November 21, 2010 , is from Psalm 91:1-16 [which omitted verses 7, 8] . Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. An error has occurred; the feed is probably down. The wicked will not be settle down – They that hate thee shall be clothed with shame; and the dwelling place of the wicked shall come to nought. John 20:28, c. The LORD also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble. After being promoted to Lieutenant Colonel in the Spring of 2007, Rev. Psalm 20:7, c. They that trust in their wealth, and boast themselves in the multitude of their riches       Psalm 49:6, d. He that trusteth in his own heart is a fool: but whoso walketh wisely, he shall be delivered. We might want to bear this in mind. Matthew 4:6, b. ( Log Out /  If not – why not? At this time of global pandemic with the novel coronavirus COVID-19, this Psalm speaks God’s power, presence, intentions, and protection against fear. Because He Protects Us When We Are In Danger           vs. 14, 2. This Psalm is a great “get-a-way” to God passage. Through his Army career, Rev. For instance, verse 2 presents a human declaration, addressed to the God of Israel: “My refuge and fortress, my God in whom I trust.” Is this a formula, do we think – like an entry code? And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. WE NEED A SECRET PLACE BECAUSE WE NEED SPIRITUAL HELP    vs. 11-13, A. Matthew 12:21. WE NEED A SECRET PLACE BECAUSE WE NEED SPIRITUAL HELP, IV. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. Why? Romans five tells us that when we go through trouble: C. Because Of His Love We Have Salvation            vs. 16, 2. So is their source: an M.Div., Ph.D. Sunday School teacher! For some it is a vehicle (elegant, sporty, four-wheeler) to take us away from it all. Psalm 91 is one of the Psalms that multitudes have turned to in times of sickness, loneliness and trouble. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. I have added to the Bible Lesson Forum a commentary on Psalm 91:7, 8 to complete the Psalm and include an important context. Psalm 91. ( Log Out /  Every child of God looks towards the inner sanctuary and the mercy seat, yet all do not dwell in the most holy place; they run to it at times, and enjoy occasional approaches, but they do not habitually reside in the mysterious presence. How do we understand this declaration? We are studying Psalm 91 for Sunday, February 24. Free Sample Sunday School Lesson for Psalm 139 . Change ). Alexander received his Master of Divinity degree from Howard University School of Divinity in May 2014. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Commentary on Psalm 91:1-16 [omit Psalm 91:7, 8] By L.G. Why? For some it is a vehicle (elegant, sporty, four-wheeler) to take us away from it all. Some would simply say we need a break, but how many come back from a break just as exhausted? Teaching Concept: God knows you personally. NOTE: O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not! View all posts by Sunday School Preacher. In this love song we see the presence, protection, and provision of God. We are studying Psalm 91 for Sunday, February 24. What makes us think this? How well does this speech resonate with our own relationship with or experience of God? How does a person or people come to live in the shelter of the Most High, do we think? What do we do about that? We have probably seen some ad on T. V. about “getting away from it all.” For some it is some smelly soap and a bubble bath. 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