What Does Psalm 91:4 Mean?

He will cover you with his pinions, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness is a shield and buckler.

Psalm 91:4(ESV)

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There is true security in trusting in the almighty God of our salvation and along with the Psalmist, we also can rejoice that we who dwell under the shelter of our God and Saviour are shielded and protected under the shadow of His wing. He is our Safeguard and our strong Shield He is our Defence and our almighty Defender.

We can positively affirm that the Lord is our Refuge and our Fortress. He protects and helps. He is the One in Whom we are to place our trust. We can say with assurance that He is the One Who delivers us from the snares of men and rescues us from every plague, both in the natural realm and in the spiritual sphere.

The Lord is likened to a bird whose wings of protection overshadow us and whose strong-arm guards us when danger approaches or when we are overcome by the heat of the day or the perils of the night. We can boast that the Lord our God is our never-failing help in time of trouble and that His abiding faithfulness has become our shield and protection.

It is not due to our own merit that we have this wonderful assurance but because of His goodness and grace. It is nothing to do with our own worthiness or virtue that we are furnished with such heavenly privileges but is entirely founded on His unswerving fidelity and His never-ending faithfulness towards the children of men... for His grace and His mercies are new every morning and His promises never fail - for they are YES and AMEN in Christ.

It is by grace through faith that we are saved and it is also by grace through faith that we are to live, moment by moment, and day by day. We are united with Christ by grace through faith. We are those who have placed our trust in God and discovered Him to be our strong Shield and great Defender, our secure Protection and spiritual Covering.

Abide in Me and rest in My love, is the dear desire of Christ for all those that are His. I am the True Vine and My Father is the Vinedresser, so abide in Me and I in you. When we are in Christ and resting in Him, He becomes our Rock of salvation and the perfect Shelter from every kind of danger. He is our guaranteed security and our secure hiding place that can never be moved

We know that the cruel enemy comes as a roaring lion and morphs into a snake in the grass, seeking by every means, to attack, injure, harm, and discourage those that are His children. We know that the serpent of old, who is called the devil and Satan, is a liar and a murderer from the beginning, who deceives the whole world and seeks to shipwreck the faith of all God's blood-bought children.

But God has promised to cover us with His pinions and provide refuge under His wings, and His faithfulness is a shield and buckler for all who trust in Him. He has promised to keep our life from all harm and danger, to protect our minds from discouragement and despair, and to safeguard our hearts with His perfect peace. What tremendous security is ours by right - for we are accepted in the Beloved, kept under His protective wings and covered with His pinions.

He will never fail us nor forsake us, for Christ is our promised Defence and our trustworthy Defender and His sure pledge rests in the One that is Faithful and True. May we abide in Him and never step away from His protective covering, for His promises are sure and His mercies are new every morning - great is His faithfulness.

My Prayer

Thank You, Lord, that no matter what circumstances invade my life, there is no evil or harm that the enemy can inflict on me, except as You permit for my eternal good and the glory of Your name. Thank You that as Your child, my times are in Your hands, and I pray that I may draw closer to You, day by day, and abide under the shadow of your protective wings of love. In Jesus' name I pray, AMEN.

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