Bible Studies

The Secret Place: A Meditation on Psalm 91

Psalm 91:1: He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.

Where is the “secret place of the Most High”? It is found in intimate fellowship with God. The phrase “shadow of the Almighty” symbolizes God’s protection. When you’re in close personal fellowship with God, you’re under His shadow, under His protection.

People Problems?

Try love, humility, prayer, and communication.

Love

1 Corinthians 13:4–8a: Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.Love never fails.

Beauty

Physical beauty is short lived.

Psalm 103:15–16: As for man, his days are like grass; as a flower of the field, so he flourishes. 16 For the wind passes over it, and it is gone, and its place remembers it no more.

Jeremiah 4:30b: Though you clothe yourself with crimson, though you adorn yourself with ornaments of gold,though you enlarge your eyes with paint, in vain you will make yourself fair; your lovers will despise you; they will seek your life.

Ages and Stages

Each age has its special beauty.

Proverbs 16:31: The silver-haired head is a crown of glory, if it is found in the way of righteousness.

Proverbs 20:29: The glory of young men is their strength, and the splendor of old men is their gray head.

God’s Miraculous Supply

Meat for a month

Numbers 11:18-23 and Numbers 31

The Lord pays a widow’s debts

2 Kings 4:1-6

A Godly Father...

…bases his life and actions on God’s Word.

Deuteronomy 12:28: Observe and obey all these words which I command you, that it may go well with you and your children after you forever, when you do what is good and right in the sight of the Lord your God.

Hearing from God

The Holy Spirit connection

Mark 13:11: But when they arrest you and deliver you up, do not worry beforehand, or premeditate what you will speak. But whatever is given you in that hour, speak that; for it is not you who speak, but the Holy Spirit.

John 16:7, 13–14: Nevertheless I tell you the truth. It is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you; but if I depart, I will send Him to you. 13 However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come.14 He will glorify Me, for He will take of what is Mine and declare it to you.

Help in Times of Trouble

Material supply

Psalm 34:10: The young lions lack and suffer hunger; but those who seek the Lordshall not lack any good thing.

Matthew 6:33: But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.

Romans 8:32: He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?

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