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Psalm 91

dwells in the shelter of the Most High and will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. says of the Lord, "God is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I shall trust."

Surely God will save from the hunter's trap and the deadly pestilence. God will cover with loving arms, and in God's shadow will find refuge; God's loyalty will be shield and rampart. will not fear the terror of the night; the arrows that fly by day; the pestilence that stalks the darkness; nor the plague that destroys at noon. A thousand may fall at right hand, but it won't come near. will only observe and see the punishment of the wicked.

Since making the Most High a life-time dwelling - the same Lord who is Israel's refuge - no harm will befall no disaster will come near home. For God will command the angels to guard in all ways; they'll lift in their hands, so that feet won't strike against a stone. will stomp the beast and the serpent; trampling them underfoot.

"Because loves Me," says the Lord, "I will rescue and protect because knows My name. will call upon me, and I will answer; I will be with in troubled times, I will deliver and honor with long life. I will satisfy my child, and show My salvation."

Psalm of Protection

Psalm 91 has a fascinating story behind it from World War I. I apologize that I do not remember my source for this story, as I got it long ago. It seems that during the 'Big War' or the 'War To End All Wars' there was a British company with a very unique Commander. He insisted, while the company was in France and Belgium to start morning quarters with a reading of this Psalm. It seems that he believed that by so doing, no one in the company would get killed. Imagine that. Well, according to the source of this story, his belief was not unfounded. It appears that this company was unique in having no one killed while they were on the front. I wonder what would happen if we were allowed today, in America, to pray this Psalm at the start of the day in our public schools. Would our children be safer?


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