Series: Psalms: Making the Connections

Psalm 91: Shelter of the Most High

September 11, 2022 | Dr. Gary Hylander
Passage: Psalms 91:1-16

Together, Psalms 90 and 91 serve as the double door entryway into
Book Four of the Psalms. This approach is identical to the way Psalms 1
and 2 introduce Book One, Psalms 42 and 43 begin Book Two, and
Psalms 73 and 74 serve as the duo starting point to Book Three. Like
Psalm 90, a major theme in Psalm 91 involves dwelling in God. For
exiled Jewish readers who lost their dwelling in the land of Israel, these
words bring soothing comfort to hurting hearts. Though exiled, they are
not abandoned.

Psalm 91 divides naturally into four parts. In Verses 1-4, try to identify
the various names for the sovereign ruler of the universe. In Verses
5-10, note the extremes of life being described. Verses 11-13
introduce us to the role of angels in God’s work. Look for the various
I will statements by God in Verses 14-16. As we examine these verses,
note that the assurances found in Psalm 91 are exclusively for dwellers,
for those who dwell in the shelter of the Most High.

As We Find Our Dwelling In Our Sovereign God, Note...

• The Various Names Describing Our God. (1-4)

• The Secure Refuge Provided By God. (5-10)

• The Angelic Presence Commissioned By God. (11-13)

• The Specific Promises Given By God. (14-16)

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