God’s protection of ancient Israel was according to His promises for them as a physical nation (Ex 19:6; Dt 7:6). God’s promise of protection for His people, today, is a spiritual protection, but the spiritual protection He gives us takes place in a physical world. Now, the church is God’s holy nation and people, in a spiritual sense we are His nation and kingdom (1 Pet 2:9).


God has always been the protector and provider for His covenant related children. God’s covenant with man is on God’s terms, and so, to know the blessings of His covenant we must pursue and seek HIM, not just His protection (Psa 91:1, 14). We can REST ASSURED of God’s shelter and protection (1 Cor 1:7-9), but it is not afforded us on our own terms to use it according to our own desires.


He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High

will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.

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

my God, in whom I trust.”

3     Surely he will save you from the fowler’s snare

and from the deadly pestilence.

4     He will cover you with his feathers,

and under his wings you will find refuge;

his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.

5     You will not fear the terror of night,

nor the arrow that flies by day,

6     nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness,

nor the plague that destroys at midday.

7     A thousand may fall at your side,

ten thousand at your right hand,

but it will not come near you.

8     You will only observe with your eyes

and see the punishment of the wicked.

9     If you make the Most High your dwelling

even the Lord, who is my refuge—

10    then no harm will befall you,

no disaster will come near your tent.

11    For he will command his angels concerning you

to guard you in all your ways;

12    they will lift you up in their hands,

so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.

13    You will tread upon the lion and the cobra;

you will trample the great lion and the serpent.

14    “Because he loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him;

I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.

15    He will 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 will I satisfy him

and show him my salvation.” (Psa 91 NIV)

Father, helps us to love and seek you. Keep your promises to keep us firm in Christ Jesus until the end. Help us Father to love you and acknowledge you, so that we can rest in your shelter and protection, in Jesus name, Amen.



Jay Don