Tuesday, 4 August 2020
Title: God’s Promise Of Protection In Times Of Danger
By: Pastor Isaac Yim

Psalm 91:1-16

We are living in perilous times with Covid-19 pandemic, but Psalm 91 reminds us that our God is our Shelter, our Protector and our Deliverer. Our God is still in control now and forever. The Psalmist uses four different names to describe who this God is:

  1. “The Most High” in Hebrew is Elyon. The name signifies God’s majesty, sovereignty, and preeminence.
  2. “The Almighty” in Hebrew is Shaddai. This simply means God is mighty beyond our imagination or
  3. “LORD” in the original language is Yahweh. This is the personal name of God. It means that the Lord
    is God who is all-powerful, all -knowing, and knows us on a deep and intimate level.
  4. “My God” comes from the Hebrew word Elohim which means the Supreme One or the Mighty One.

Our Almighty God is more than ready to help those “Who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty” (Psalm 91:1). Take note of the two words mentioned here, “dwell” and “abide.” In the New Testament, when Jesus taught in the Parable of the Vine and the Branches (John 15), He is talking about a deep and intimate relationship between His disciples and Himself. Those who dwell and abide in the Lord are those who are attached permanently and feeding continually – with body, soul, and spirit – totally dependent on Jesus. It is like the branch attached to the vine.

2 I will say to the LORD, “My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.”

Some people mistakenly think THAT as a Christian, our wealth and health and life will be smooth sailing. This is a false and deceptive teaching of the prosperity gospel. In life’s journey, we have evil and wicked people who literally set traps to ensnare us. We will have Covid-19 and many other deadly pestilences. We will encounter terrors and fears of losing our jobs, diseases, broken relationships that cause deep pain and crisis. During this pandemic many of us are going through much suffering.

It is in such times we can put our trust in our Almighty God who is our Refuge and Fortress. In whatever troubles we face today, God is the place of refuge we can run to; He is our safe place. We can count on His promises in Psalm 91. These are the promises from God for those who hold fast to Him in love (Psalm 91: 14-16).

“Because he holds fast to me in love….” (Psalm 91:14a)

• “…I will rescue him…” (deliver, cause to escape)
• “…I will protect him…” (set him on a high place)
• “…I will answer him…” (respond to, speak)
• “…I will be with him in trouble…” (in afflictions, in distress)
• “…I will deliver him…” (rescue, to bring into safety)
• “…and honour him…” (to make rich, strong, heavy with honour)
• “With long life will I satisfy him…” (to have abundance in the journey)
• “…and show him my salvation.” (let him see My deliverance & victory)

This is the personal pledge of God to the Psalmist David. This is also God’s guarantee to all of us who love and obey Him.

Prayer for Today

Dear God, Thank You for Your loving presence with us. Thank You for Your Almighty Shadow. We aregrateful You cover us with Your wings. Thank You that You are in our midst, we feel secure now and for the future You are preparing for us.

Forgive us, when we fail to allow You to lead, and when we deliberately choose not to listen to You. Lord, we confess there are so many daily needs and concerns, and we often allow them to squeeze You out of our lives. Help us to recommit ourselves to give You priority in our lives. Teach us to dwell in Your secret place, the secret place of the Most High. We need Your help to consistently remain there and to abide under Your shadow.

We are grateful for Your words of comfort and hope. Teach us Lord, to remain in You as You promise to remain in us. Grant us Your strength to continue to walk on, in spite of many challenges along the way. Thank You, Lord, for victory and salvation are found in You alone. In Jesus’ Name. Amen




  1. 希伯来语中”至高者”是Elyo。这个名字代表着上帝的威严、主权和优势。
  2. 希伯来语中的”全能者”是Shaddai。这仅仅意味着上帝是超乎我们想象和理解的。
  3. 原语中的”耶和华”是Yahweh。这是上帝个人的名字。这意味着上帝是一位无所不能、无所不知、深层次认识我们的上帝。
  4. “我的神”来自希伯来语的Elohim,意思是”最高的”或”最强的”。

我们全能的上帝愿意并随时能帮助这类人:“住在至高者隐密处的,必住在全能者的荫下”。(诗篇91:1) 请注意这段经文提到的两次”住在”。 在新约中,当耶稣在教导“枝子连于葡萄树的比喻”(约翰福音15章)时,耶稣说的是他的门徒与耶稣自己之间深厚而亲密的关系。那些住在上帝里的人就是永远连于上帝,并且持续地受喂养滋润的人,他身、心、灵都完全地依赖耶稣。就象葡萄树上地枝子一样。




• “…我就要搭救他…”(拯救,脱离困难)
• “…我就要保护他…”(把他安置在高处)
• “…我就应允他…”(回应,与他说话)
• “…在患难中我要与他同在…”(在痛苦、悲楚中)
• “…我要搭救他…”(拯救,带到安全地)
• “…使他尊贵…”(使他富足、充满能力、尊荣)
• “…我要使他足享长寿…”(生命中活出丰盛)
• “…将我的救恩显明给他…”(使他看见上帝的救赎和胜利)