Study Guide – Psalm 91:1-8

Psalm91-1-8

1 Those who live in the shelter of the Most High
    will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
2 This I declare about the Lord:
He alone is my refuge, my place of safety;
    he is my God, and I trust him.
3 For he will rescue you from every trap
    and protect you from deadly disease.
4 He will cover you with his feathers.
    He will shelter you with his wings.
    His faithful promises are your armor and protection.
5 Do not be afraid of the terrors of the night,
    nor the arrow that flies in the day.
6 Do not dread the disease that stalks in darkness,
    nor the disaster that strikes at midday.
7 Though a thousand fall at your side,
    though ten thousand are dying around you,
    these evils will not touch you.
8 Just open your eyes,
    and see how the wicked are punished. NLT

 

What would it mean to “live in the shelter” of God?

 

What would it be like to “find” rest in the shadow of God?

 

Look at verses 2-3. Why do you think the writer of this psalm switch from first person (“I”/”my”) to 2nd person (“you”)?

 

What analogy describes God in verse 4? Why would the writer use this image?

 

In what kind of circumstances could verses 5-7 comfort someone?

 

Why do we need to open our eyes to verse 8?

 

::::: APPLICATION CHALLENGE :::::

Choose one of the verses above to memorize. Prayerfully choose the one that you might need the most in the next 24 hours.

Ken Castor

Ken Castor is a husband, dad, pastor, writer and teacher. He serves as a professor at Crown College, Minnesota, where he equips students to pursue Jesus-Centered Faith and Next Generation Ministry. For 20+ years he's focused on equipping the next generations in places like the U.S., Canada, and Northern Ireland. He's the author of Grow Down (Simply Youth Ministry, 2014), Make a Difference (Broadstreet, 2016), the Blue-Letters Editor of the Jesus-Centered Bible (Group, 2015) and numerous other articles and Bible Study guides. But, whenever possible, he gets down on the floor and builds Lego with his kids. Connect with him @kencastor.

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