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.]