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Psalm 91 > By Moses
 Psalm  91 
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 1 > He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
 2 > I will say of the LORD, [He is] my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.   I will say of the Lord, "He is my refuge and my fortress.
 3 > Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, [and] from the noisome pestilence.   Surely he will save you from the fowler's snare and from thye deady pestilence.
 4 >  He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth [shall be thy] shield and buckler.   He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart
 5 >  Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; [nor] for the arrow [that] flieth by day;   You will not fear the terror of night nor the arrow that flies by day
 6 >   [Nor] for the pestilence [that] walketh in darkness; [nor] for the destruction [that] wasteth at noonday.   Nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, nor the plague that destroys at midday.
 7 >  A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; [but] it shall not come nigh thee.  A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you.
 8 >   Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked. You will only observe with your eyes and see the punishment of the wicked.
 9 >  Because thou hast made the LORD, [which is] my refuge, [even] the most High, thy habitation;   If you make the Most High your dwelling -- even the Lord, who is my refuge --
10 > There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.      then no harm will befall you, no disaster will come near your tent.
11 >   For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways. For he will command the angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways;
12 >  They shall bear thee up in [their] hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.   They will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strinke your foot against the stone.
13 >  Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet.   You will tread upon the lion and the cobra; you will trample the great lion and the serpent.
14 >  Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name.    "Because he loves me," says the Lord, "I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.
15 >  He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I [will be] with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him.  He will call upon me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him.
16 >  With long life will I satisfy him, and show him my salvation.  With long life will I satisfy him and show him my salvation.
Text  Quoted  in  Spirit of Prophecy

Thus God will destroy the wicked from off the earth. But the righteous will be preserved in the midst of these commotions, as Noah was preserved in the ark. God will be their refuge, and under His wings shall they trust. Says the psalmist: "Because thou hast made the Lord, which is my refuge, even the Most High, thy habitation; there shall no evil befall thee." Psalm 91:9, 10. "In the time of trouble He shall hide me in His pavilion: in the secret of His tabernacle shall He hide me." Psalm 27:5. God's promise is, "Because he hath set his love upon Me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known My name." Psalm 91:14.  Patriarchs and Prophets, page 110.3
"The angel of the Lord encampeth round about them that fear Him, and delivereth them." Psalm 34:7. God commissions His angels to save His chosen ones from calamity, to guard them from "the pestilence that walketh in darkness" and "the destruction that wasteth at noonday." Psalm 91:6. Again and again have angels talked with men as a man speaketh with a friend, and led them to places of security. Again and again have the encouraging words of angels renewed the drooping spirits of the faithful and, carrying their minds above the things of earth, caused them to behold by faith the white robes, the crowns, the palm branches of victory, which overcomers will receive when they surround the great white throne.  {AA 153.2}   {TA 22.1} 
In quoting this Scripture, Satan left out a very important point, which reads in Psalm 91:11: "For He shall give His angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways." In consenting to do Satan's bidding, Christ would be venturing into Satan's ways, not in ways that God had devised for His Son. That was a dare, and Satan's agents are full of presumptuous dares to get a chance to work his will with those who will accept his dare. But Christ would not accept the dare of Satan. Christ would not enter into controversy with the arch deceiver and tempter. He said, "It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God." This means more than some understand. These words acknowledge the prerogative of the law of God, whom Satan was tempting, because Christ in His assumed humanity was working out the plan of redemption for the fallen race.  {13MR 324.2}
"Knock." We come to God by special invitation, and He waits to welcome us to His audience chamber. The first disciples who followed Jesus were not satisfied with a hurried conversation with Him by the way; they said, "Rabbi, . . . where dwellest Thou? . . . They came and saw where He dwelt, and abode with Him that day." John 1:38, 39. So we may be admitted into closest intimacy and communion with God. "He that dwelleth in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty." Psalm 91:1. Let those who desire the blessing of God knock and wait at the door of mercy with firm assurance, saying, For Thou, O Lord, hast said, "Everyone that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened."  {MB 131.2}
Like the dwellers in the vale of Siddim, the people are dreaming of prosperity and peace. "Escape for thy life," is the warning from the angels of God; but other voices are heard saying, "Be not excited; there is no cause for alarm." The multitudes cry, "Peace and safety," while Heaven declares that swift destruction is about to come upon the transgressor. On the night prior to their destruction, the cities of the plain rioted in pleasure and derided the fears and warnings of the messenger of God; but those scoffers perished in the flames; that very night the door of mercy was forever closed to the wicked, careless inhabitants of Sodom. God will not always be mocked; He will not long be trifled with. "Behold, the day of the Lord cometh, cruel both with wrath and fierce anger, to lay the land desolate: and He shall destroy the sinners thereof out of it." Isaiah 13:9. The great mass of the world will reject God's mercy, and will be overwhelmed in swift and irretrievable ruin. But those who heed the warning shall dwell "in the secret place of the Most High," and "abide under the shadow of the Almighty." His truth shall be their shield and buckler. For them is the promise, "With long life will I satisfy him, and show him My salvation." Psalm 91:1, 4, 16.  {PP 167.2}
In the ninety-first psalm is a most wonderful description of the coming of the Lord to bring the wickedness of the wicked to an end, and to give to those who have chosen Him as their Redeemer the assurance of His love and protecting care.  {3BC 1150.3}   [Ps. 91:1-15 quoted.]  {3BC 1150.4}
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