Verse 16. —Philip James Bailey, in "Festus. Do not you think that the attending upon a sick man, a man that hath a plague sore running upon him, is a work that lies much beneath angels? How should those heavenly spirits bear that man in their arms, like nurses, upon earth living; or bear up his soul to heaven, like winged porters, when he dies, that refuseth the right way? Bernard, quoted by Le Blanc. The providence of God was with Daniel in the lions' den, shutting up the mouths of those furious beasts: and with the men in the fiery furnace, giving a prohibition to the fire that it should not burn, when they were in the jaws of danger, yea of death. That blessed angels he sends to and fro, Why so? 10 No disaster can overtake you, no … 2. Verses 9-14. 6nici de ciuma, care umblă în întunerec, nici de molima, care bîntuie ziua nameaza mare. And it is the knowledge of this tower that sets a man a running to it. Under the ancient ceremony, the high priest only could enter, and that but once a year, into the holy place, where stood the emblems of the divine glory and presence; but under the present bright and merciful dispensation, every true believer has access, with boldness, into the holiest of all; and he who now dwelleth in the secret place of prayer and communion with the God of salvation, shall find the divine mercy and care spread over him for his daily protection and solace. The furnace tries the gold, and the temptation of trouble just men. Copyright © 2001 by Phillip R. Johnson. And during the time of the visitation, he himself in person would visit those that were sick: he would administer spiritual comfort unto them, pray for them, and would be present with them day and night; and yet by the providence of God he remained untouched, and was preserved by the all powerful hand of God. And thou shalt tread on the lion and dragon. Lion, for overt wrath; dragon for covert lurking. God bless! Invisible protection from invisible dangers; wisdom to meet cunning, love to war with cruelty, omnipresence to match mystery, life to baffle death. —Edmund Spenser, 1552-1599. All rights reserved. Whole Psalm. No, it is for the honour of God, for the more honourable the servants are, the instruments are, that a king or prince doth use for the protecting of his people, the more honourable is that king or prince. Hence we find safety attributed to the knowledge of the Lord. Many enemies indeed will plot against his life, and desire to extinguish him as suddenly and as quickly as possible; but I shall so guard him that he shall live to a good old age and be filled with years, and desire to depart from life. J. G. Wood. Hannah More says, "To preach privileges without specifying to whom they belong is like putting a letter in the post office without a direction." 1. He hath known my name. Communion with God is safety. See Ps 91:2: I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress; as if he had said, I will not only say, that he is a refuge; but he is my refuge, I will say to the Lord; that is, I will set my faith on work in particular, to throw, devolve, and pitch myself upon him for my safety. Oh who would not labour always to be in that way which God hath appointed him to be in? 3 Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence. God will hold our head and heart when we are fainting! Psalm 91. So terribly may the plague rage among men that the bills of mortality may become very heavy and continue to grow ten times heavier still, yet shall such as this Psalm speaks of survive the scythe of death. He most lives Here we have the Lord himself speaking of his own chosen one. How elevated is the standing which the Lord gives to the believer. Some of the activities were some major stressful things to deal with. God will be revealed in his love and his glory. Verie necessarie and comfortable in these dayes of heauinesse, wherein the Pestilence rageth so sore in London, and other parts of this Kingdome. Verse 16. -. is not his hand steady to hit the persons he aims at? It is almost too wonderful to be true. 2. And shew him my salvation. Not with a view of showing that all good men may hope to escape from the pestilence, but as proofs that some who have had superior faith have done so, I have collected the following instances from various sources. Verse 3. We must make the Lord our habitation by choosing him for our trust and rest, and then we shall receive immunity from harm; no evil shall touch us personally, and no stroke of judgment shall assail our household. 4 He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler. In vv. 85-172, there is an Exposition of this Psalm. The exceeding great and precious promises. The more closely we cling to our Almighty Father the more confident may we be. Verse 1. Let us, when we are secure in the Lord, rejoice that our position is unassailable, for he is our fortress as well as our refuge. It shall not come nigh thee. Lest thou dash thy foot against a stone; even minor ills they ward off. . Thomas Adams. With long life will I satisfy him. Verse 4. If the child be assaulted, he becometh a fortress, Ps 91:2. 3 Da, El te scapă de laţul vînătorului, de ciumă şi de pustiirile ei.. 4 El te va acoperi cu penele Lui, şi te vei ascunde supt aripile Lui. None but the prudent. Charles A. Davis. I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress. He industriously leaves out that part of it which doth limit and confine the promise of protection to lawful undertakings, such as this was not, and renders it as a general promise of absolute safety, be the action what it will. William Bridge. Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder, the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet. His wings of truth over thy head, Bellarmine. The angels are called watchmen, they watch and are faithful, therefore you may be secure, quiet, and at rest: trust in the Lord for ever, upon this account, in this day trust in the Lord. Verse 1. Psalm 1 describes what God does for His people, and This is the promise of the present life. No evil in the strict sense of the word can happen to him, for everything is overruled for good. To come to succour us that succour want! Verse 5. 3. All other life is short and vain: (1Ti 6:9-10). Old Mr. Dod being upon the water and going out of one boat into another, slipped between them, and the first word he spake was this, "Am I in my way?" The life of Israel in the wilderness was shortened by Disobedience. Into the secret place those only come who know the love of God in Christ Jesus, and those only dwell there to whom to live is Christ. 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