GOD, OUR PROTECTOR
Jesse M. Hendley
Psalm 91 is a wonderful Psalm. The subject of the
Psalm is "God, Our Protector." There are only sixteen
verses and it would be good for us all to memorize
this Psalm. It is good to memorize much of God's Word.
One lady wrote to us that she had committed Psalm 91
to memory and went over it everyday. She told that
under several distressing circumstances, God had
marvelously protected her. It was a wonderful
A soldier boy remembered this Psalm, was shot down
from the skies, landed in enemy territory, and as a
group of the enemy came to take him, they heard him
repeating this Psalm. They just turned and walked
away. He was saying how the Lord would deliver him, in
the words of this Psalm. It is good that we have God's
Word in our hearts.
"God, Our Protector." God gives protecting and
redeeming grace amid dangers to the man who
believingly takes God into His life. Notice verses one
and two. "He that dwelleth in the secret place of the
Most High shall abide under the shadow of the
Almighty. I will say of the Lord, He is my Refuge and
my Fortress, My God, in Him will I trust."
The person who has the protection of God is the person
who dwells constantly in the secret place of the Most
High. That expression Most High, means "the hiding and
protecting One, the inaccessibly lofty One, able to
take care of his own." It is wonderful to dwell where
HE dwells, in the spirit. While we are operating in
the flesh, moving amid the dangers of life, our souls
and spirits may be in the calm of the secret place of
the Most High.
Notice the word "abide." He that dwelleth in the
secret place of the Most High shall ABIDE in the
shadow of the Almighty. Where there is a shadow, there
is a substance, friends. It is wonderful to stay in
the shadow of God! I've never seen God, but I have
been in His Shadow! I have known what it is to be in
His shadow in times ...
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