With all that has taken place in my life this past month, I have gotten behind in my posts for my Scripture memory. So, I am combining these two which should have been for March 1st and March 15th. Maybe I will be able to get back on track by April 1st.
Continuing on with Psalm 91...
Psalm 91:3For he will deliver you
from the snare of the fowlerand from the deadly
pestilence.Psalm 91:4He will cover you with
his pinions,and under his wings you
will find refuge;his faithfulness is a
shield and buckler.
Yes, these are promises that I claimed for Jonathan EVERY day of his deployment. And will do so again. But, as always, scripture is alive and active and applicable to our lives today.
This is what the Matthew Henry commentary had to say about this passage:
"He that by faith chooses God for his protector, shall find all in him that he needs or can desire. And those who have found the comfort of making the Lord their refuge, cannot but desire that others may do so. The spiritual life is protected by Divine grace from the temptations of Satan, which are as the snares of the fowler, and from the contagion of sin, which is a noisome pestilence. Great security is promised to believers in the midst of danger."
So, whatever your snares, or temptations, or attacks... We have been promised deliverance. Protection under the wings. That is comfort. And it is HIS FAITHFULNESS that is our shield.
That is good stuff!
I think I will chew on it for a while... and continue working on memorizing it. :)