“He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the Lord, ‘My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” (Psalm 91:1-2)
Welcome back to “Read Through the Bible.” I’d like to extend a warm welcome to you if you’re joining us for the first time this week. And, I’d also like to say “Thank You” to all of the faithful people who have been journeying through the Bible with us this year. I hope that you’ve been deeply blessed as you’ve explored God’s Word with us.
Where do you find shelter these days?
I’m blessed with a place that I can call “home” – where I’m protected by a roof that doesn’t leak. My “home” is a place where I find safety and security at the end of the day, and it’s a place where I can shut the rest of the world out of my life by simply closing the door. My car provides me with shelter and the windshield protects me from flying bugs. I have all sorts of places where I feel sheltered and secure, but most of them could disappear in the blink of an eye.
The Bible describes God as a shelter and tells us that “He will cover you with his pinions, and under his wings you will find refuge” (Psalm 91:4). The Bible, furthermore, tells us: “You will not fear the terror of the night, nor the arrow that flies by day, not the pestilence that stalks in darkness, nor the destruction that wastes at noonday” (Psalm 91:5-6)
And so, I ask again: Where do you find refuge these days?
Do you find your sense of safety and security in the places where you’ve been taught to feel safe and secure, or have you learned to trust most of all in the Lord who has told us: “When you call to me, I will answer you; I will be with you in trouble; I will rescue you and honor you. With long life I will satisfy you and show you my salvation” (Psalm 91:15-16)?
Here’s this week’s readings:
Sunday: 1 Thessalonians 4-5 – Monday: Leviticus 22-24 – Tuesday: 2 Kings 21-25 – Wednesday: Psalms 90-92 – Thursday: Proverbs 14-15 – Friday: Ezekiel 43-48 – Saturday: John 1-2