Psalm 91 and COVID-19

INTRODUCTION 

 

Turn to Psalm 91 in your Bibles. Your Bible might have a heading over Psalm 91 that says something like, “Safety of Abiding in the Presence of God” or “Security of the One Who Trusts in the LORD” or “Assurance of God’s Protection.” This is a psalm that tells us that God will be our refuge, our fortress, our shield, and more. 

 

In short, God will protect us. Let’s read the first four verses to get the flavor of the Psalm—

 

1 He that dwelleth 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 will I trust. 3 Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, And from the noisome pestilence. 4 He shall cover thee with his feathers, And under his wings shalt thou trust: His truth shall be thy shield and buckler. (Psalm 91:1–4)

 

Does this psalm promise us that COVID-19—or anything else, for that matter—will not hurt us if we trust in the Lord? 

 

Work through this Psalm with me now. We’ll see the source of our security and the scope of our security. Then we’ll step back and work on how to correctly read Psalm 91.

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