4 Days Meditating on Psalm 91

I recently returned from a trip to a weary land. Korea is a beautiful country with a very bright future that will make an impact on the whole world. But today people there are weary because of the continuing tragic division between North and South, as well as fears of the MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) virus that is not yet controlled.

I asked the Lord for a Scripture on which to meditate during my two-week visit there, and He brought to my mind Psalm 91. It contains 16 verses, which was just the right amount to be able to meditate on one verse a day during my time there.

God spoke many promises to me during this time, chief of which was the promise that fear can be totally removed from such difficult situations, and that all of us are commissioned by God to be His ambassadors of perfect love that removes all fears. I discovered that the secret of removing fears from our lives, being protected by God and then being used by Him to heal nations is found in the very first verse of Psalm 91.

I invite you to meditate on the rich words of this psalm. Remember the difference between meditating and studying the Bible:

We study to know what the Bible says.                                                                                     We meditate to meet God and discover what He says to me.

As you read one verse each morning, or each night, pause and ask God if He has something to say to you personally through these words. Remember the words of old Tom in Uncle Tom’s Cabin. For Uncle Tom, the words of the Bible, “like ingots of gold, seem often to need to be weighed separately, that the mind may take in their priceless value. He would pause, as he read each word, and listen . . .” [This psalm is richer if you meditate on one verse a day. But let’s begin with meditating for 4 days on this psalm.]

DAY 1 Meditate on Psalm 91:1-2

Consider the meaning of abiding in the shelter of the Almighty.                             Consider the cost and also the rewards of abiding in God.                                                 Ask God to speak to you personally through these 2 verses.                                           Write down whatever God speaks to you.                                                                     Respond to God.

DAY 2 Meditate on Psalm 91:3-6                                                                                           (You may prefer to choose just one verse on which to meditate.)

Consider the various things God delivers you from.                                                  Consider who this God is, who delivers you.                                                                      What happens in the life of the one whom God delivers from these things.                   Ask God to speak to you personally through these words.                                              Write down whatever God speaks to you.                                                                     Respond to God.

DAY 3 Meditate on either Psalm 91:9-10 or Psalm 91:11-12

Consider the requirement that allows us to expect God to protect you.                  Remember what the Bible teaches about angels. Welcome them.                                    Ask God to speak to you personally through these verses.                                             Write down whatever God speaks to you.                                                                       Respond to God.

DAY 4 Meditate on Psalm 91:14-16

Spend some time seeking to understand what it means to “hold fast to God in love” and to “know God’s name.”                                                                                                               Ask God to speak to you and tell you the secret of holding fast to Him in love.      Consider the amazing promises found in these 2 verses.                                                Write down whatever God speaks to you.                                                                      Respond to God.

Now try meditating on another Psalm, or passage of the Bible. Remember to keep a meditation journal! It will change your life. [For more help in learning to meditate, refer to A Table Before Me, by David E. Ross, available on Amazon.]

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9 Responses to 4 Days Meditating on Psalm 91

  1. Sorry for the strangely spaced sentences in this article. It looked fine when I posted it, but this was the result.

  2. Just got an email from a close friend that his wife has been diagnosed with MERS yesterday. She has not had a stroke, but does have Bells Palsy. Please be in prayer for them Lowell and Macie Keel. Will forward your blog to them Sarah

    Sent from my iPad


    • Thanks so much, Sarah. We will be in prayer for Lowell and Macie Keel. I believe their meditation on Psalm 91 will give them strength to endure, and hopefully to overcome.

  3. Sorry I don’t know where I saw the MERS. It is not on the email now. Just Bell’s palsy . I must be losing my mind.

    Sent from my iPad


  4. Sarah Jane MacKenzie says:

    This entry comes at a very good time. I have the Prayer Room today 1-2pm and will print this out and leave it on the table. I know the others will appreciate it also. The spacing looks good on my computer. Thank you, David.

  5. Oops! I had only looked at the version on my email, which looked good. The one that displayed when accessing the blog proper is out of whack. Computers can do weird things. Undoubtedly, some incompatibility between programs.

  6. kbiscuitt says:

    Thank you for the posting, this will help me in keeping disciplined on my daily meditation, as Summer travels kept me not really on task. The email version looks easier 🙂 I am thinking coming to Monroe for Adventures in Exodus Camp as volunteer. What do you think, much love Clara

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