DCLM Daily Manna Friday 24 February 2023
TOPIC: Jehovah, Our Security
Text: Psalm 91:1-16 (KJV)
He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under 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.
3 Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.
4 He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.
5 Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day;
6 Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.
7 A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.
8 Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked.
9 Because thou hast made the Lord, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation;
10 There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.
11 For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.
12 They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.
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.
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.
16 With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation.
“A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.”
DCLM Daily Manna Friday 24 February 2023 MESSAGE
In her book, “Pray and Grow Rich,” Catherine Ponder tells the story of a British regiment commander, Colonel Whittlesey, who served in World War 1 for more than four years without losing a man. When asked how his regiment achieved the feat, Colonel Whittlesey said it was because the officers and men in that regiment memorized and repeated regularly the 91st Psalm, which they called their “Psalm of Protection”.
In this Psalm, God presents Himself as the mighty One who protects His people from all evil, as they abide in the secret place of the Most High”. The “shadow of the Almighty” will protect them as He covers them with His feathers.
God’s people are expected to trust Him as their refuge and fortress while holding on to the truth of His revelations. Then they will not be afraid of the “terror by night nor for the arrow that flieth by day…” He promised to give His angels charge over His people, answer their prayers and satisfy them with long life.
Entering into “the secret place of the Most High” is through salvation from sin a gift that God gives to everyone who repents from their sins and confesses Jesus Christ as Saviour and Lord. Every child of God is entitled to this protection that comes from Jehovah God. But then, as with all the promises of God, this blessing must be appropriated by faith.
Our World War story tells us that the officers and men of the regiment “memorized and repeated regularly” the Psalm for it to work for them. Today, as the Lord sends His people out as “sheep in the midst of wolves”, He has also assured them of His abiding presence: “and lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world”. The thief comes to steal, and to kill and to destroy, but the eternal God remains our refuge and underneath us are His everlasting arms.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: God’s presence dispels all dangers.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Luke 20-21