Last Sunday’s message was on the Three Musketeers. Not Athos, Porthos, and Aramis, the swashbuckling heroes of the novel written by Alexandre Dumas, but that evil “All for One and One for All” trio sent by the enemy of our soul to plague us, Anxiety, Worry and Fear.
One of the points in my message was a month-long emphasis on Psalm 91 to combat fear. Today I will urge the congregation to read it daily, focus on its points, and even pray through it.
As I was typing Psalm 91 into my PowerPoint notes, I accidentally typed in Psalm 911. As I looked at my “mistake,” I realized it was not a mistake at all. Psalm 91 is truly our spiritual 911 Song.
Psalm 91:1: “The one who lives under the protection of the Most High dwells in the shadow of the Almighty.” [HCSB]
Psalm 91(1) is a reminder that we are never alone. It matters not the affliction or darkness or troubles that we may see around us. It matters that God is with us in them all.
We do not need to fear the terror of the night, nor the arrow that flies by day. (Verse 5)
We do not need to fear plague or pestilence. (Verse 6)
No matter how many fall around us, we are safe in God’s fortress. (Verse 7-10)
Even more than protection, as wonderful as that is, is the victory we find in God. “You will tread on the lion and the cobra; you will trample the young lion and the serpent.” (Verse 13)
Read Psalm 91 today. Tomorrow we will note the eight awesome promises found in the concluding verses.