A large poplar tree gives shade to my family on hot sunny days. The tree’s shade is a result of the tree’s shadow. This gives us an idea of what David meant when he said “He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.” Psalm 91:1
A tree’s shadow/shade protects us from damaging sun rays and God’s shadow protects us from damaging rays that come from Satan and the sons of perdition; those who seek to burn us mentally and physically.
Like the tree’s shadow, the shadow of God’s presence protects us and comforts us at the same time.
God’s shadow is also, a refuge and fortress. (Psalm 91:2)
A fortress is a place protected against attacks. In this fortified place, your enemies will have a hard time reaching you.
We are promised deliverance from the fowler’s snare (Satanic traps and strategies) and from deadly pestilence. It’s interesting that Strong’s Greek and Hebrew Dictionary says, Pestilence comes from a word meaning to declare, pronounce, teach, destroy…..
Perhaps some are declaring, pronouncing, and teaching destruction in our midst. Yet, God says, If we trust in Him, He will protect us from deadly pestilence (Psalm 91:3
The Treasury of David says, “He who dwells in an impregnable fortress, naturally trusts in it, and shall not he who dwells in God feel himself well at ease and repose his soul in safety.”
We can say the Lord is our refuge and fortress during this time of Covid-19 and Civil unrest. As noted in The Treasury of David, “We have trusted in God, let us trust him still. He has never failed us, why then should we suspect him? Pray for the grace to say, “In him will I trust.”