Psalm 91: Bible Study Guide.


A Worship Guide corresponding with today’s Bible Reading Plan: Psalm 91/ “The Security of those who Trust in the Lord”/ 19-BSG-91A: (Psalm 91:1-16)/ Hymn: Take my Life and Let it Be! (SDAH 330)

EXPLORATION: The Results of Trusting in God: Peace (Isa 26:3-4); Security (Ps. 125:1; Pr. 29:25); Protection from danger (Ps 91:3-10); Freedom from fear (Ps 27:1; Ps 23:4)

REFLECTION: Ps. 91 contains a message of comfort for all who pass through times of trouble, and especially for “God’s commandment-keeping people” (see 8T 120) and for those who shall experience “the time of trouble” and the perils of the last days.” (SDABC 3:843). Why should we trust God? How can we be so sure that He can handle our problems? The answer is found in the four titles according to vv. 1-2: He is the Most High (Elyon); the Almighty (Shaddai); The LORD (Yahweh); Your God (Elohim).

Why should we draw near God? Because He is our security in everything: He is our refuge and fortress (v. 2). He will save us from the fowler’s trap and from the fatal plague (v. 3); He will cover and protect us under His wings of care (v. 4); He will reassure us through all fearful situations — in times of terror or attack; in times of disease and destruction; and in times of inescapable danger (vv. 5-7). He will make sure that we escape and witness the punishment of the wicked (v. 8). He will make us victorious over the lion and the serpent: images of Satan (Ps. 91:13, cf. Gen. 3:1–24; 2 Co. 11:3; 1 Pet. 5:8; Rev. 12:9; 20:2).

DEVOTIONAL IMPLICATION: Beloved, it’s no secret the Lord can do these things for us. He is able, He is willing, He is honored when we obey Him and call for help. We ought to Love and acknowledge Him because He is our deliver, protector, and exalter (v. 14). Lastly, we ought to call upon His name and He will answer. Notice what would happened when we call: He will be with us in trouble; He will deliver and honor us; He will reward us with long life; and He will give us His salvation.

Note: The many promises contained in this Psalm are for those who have resolved to obey God’s commandments. Only those who “dwell in the secret place of the Most High” and “abide under the shadow of the Almighty” can confidently say “the Lord, is my refuge and my fortress.” Beloved, God is calling each one of us this morning to obey, abide, trust, and rely upon Him, knowing that He will never leave us or forsake us (Heb. 13:5)

ACTION STEP: What response do you think this chapter should inspires us to do? [1] Draw near God—live in His presence; [2] Believe God—He can protect you; trust Him to help you; [3] Be aware—God’s protection is conditional: You must abide in Him, obey His commandments, live in His presence and take refuge in Him; [4] Claim the Angelic protection: “He will charge His angels to guard you day by day” (vv. 11-12); [5] Cling to the LORD; Call upon Him and He will answer you (vv. 15-16).

THE GOSPEL’S VOICE: This section is written as if God were speaking directly to you—Because He does. What does the Lord say to me this morning? My son/ daughter, “because you have set your love upon Me, therefore, I will deliver you; I will set you on high, “because you have known and understood My name: call upon Me, and I shall answer you. I will be with you in trouble. I will deliver you and honor you. With long life I will satisfy you and show you My salvation.” (Psalm 91:14–16)

TODAY’S COMMITMENT: I will dwell in the secret place of the Most High, and abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust.”

Have A Blessed Day: “Now it shall come to pass, if you diligently obey the voice of the Lord your God, to observe carefully all His commandments which I command you today, that the Lord your God will set you high above all nations of the earth.” (Deuteronomy 28:1, NKJV)