He Will Command His Angels Concerning You

Psalm 91

This Psalm is untitled, author-less, and there is no date to accompany it's composition. Because it is author-less, Jewish scholars give its composition to Moses. Moses contributed to the Psalms? What? Only David and Asaph wrote the Psalms, right? Well well, calm down- no one knows for sure. But many of the expressions and idioms used by the writer are similar expressions used by Moses when he wrote the book of Deuteronomy.

Whoever wrote Psalm 91 was a skilled writer, one who knew the Lord and walked with Him to be able write in such a way. In the midst of a challenging week, I have found the words to remind me of the beneficenceof God. May these words be a blessing to you too.

1 Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High
    will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.[a]
2 I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress,
    my God, in whom I trust.”

3 Surely he will save you
    from the fowler’s snare
    and from the deadly pestilence.
4 He will cover you with his feathers,
    and under his wings you will find refuge;
    his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.
5 You will not fear the terror of night,
    nor the arrow that flies by day,
6 nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness,
    nor the plague that destroys at midday.
7 A thousand may fall at your side,
    ten thousand at your right hand,
    but it will not come near you.
8 You will only observe with your eyes
    and see the punishment of the wicked.

9 If you say, “The Lord is my refuge,”
    and you make the Most High your dwelling,
10 no harm will overtake you,
    no disaster will come near your tent.
11 For he will command his angels concerning you
    to guard you in all your ways;
12 they will lift you up in their hands,
    so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.
13 You will tread on the lion and the cobra;
    you will trample the great lion and the serpent.

14 “Because he[b] loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him;
    I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.
15 He will call on me, and I will answer him;
    I will be with him in trouble,
    I will deliver him and honor him.
16 With long life I will satisfy him
    and show him my salvation.”

Happy Friday!