Psalm 91:4 - God's Faithfulness And Truth Will Protect And Preserve Us.

Psa. 91:4; God's Faithfulness And Truth Will Protect And 
Preserve Us. 

Psa 91:4 (KJV)  He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under 
his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and 

Psa 91:4 (NIV)  He will cover you with his feathers, and under 
his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield 
and rampart. 

Psa 91:4 (TEV)  He will cover you with his wings; you will be 
safe in his care; his faithfulness will protect and defend you. 

Psa 91:4 (AMP)  [Then] He will cover you with His pinions, and 
under His wings shall you trust and find refuge; His truth and His 
faithfulness are a shield and a buckler. 

Psalm 91:4 (NLT)  He will shield you with his wings. He will 
shelter you with his feathers. His faithful promises are your armor and 


A Reason for Singing - Psalms 90-97: Heart of the Passage: Psalm 
Overview: Though the authors of most of the psalms you read 
today are unknown, the Object of their worship is well known: the God 
of eternity (90), the God of protection (91), the God of greatness 
(92), the God of majesty (93), the God of vengeance (94), the God of 
salvation (95), the God of glory (96), and the God of holiness (97). [Your 
Daily Walk SB] 

Psalm 91 Security of the One Who Trusts in the LORD.
Psalm 91 Safe in the Lord
Psalm 91 My Refuge and My Fortress

This entire psalm praises God as Savior. In saving us God 
responds to our love for Him (v. 14). [Disciple SB] 

After an affirmation of the security and loving care of God for 
his people, the LORD addresses them, inviting their love and their 
petitions, and promising them support in trouble. [Cambridge Annotated SB] 

This psalm of trust may be outlined as follows: the bases of 
security found in the character (vv. 1-2) and care (vv. 3-8) of God; and 
the blessings of security--His protection (vv. 9-13) and His love 
(vv. 14-16). [Ryrie SB] 


Psalm 17:8 (KJV)  Keep me as the apple of the eye, hide me under 
the shadow of thy wings,  

Psalm 57:1 (KJV)  Be merciful unto me, O God, be merciful unto 
me: for my soul trusteth in thee: yea, in the shadow of thy wings 
will I make my refuge, until these calamities be overpast.  

Ruth 2:12 (KJV)  The Lord recompense thy work, and a full reward 
be given thee of the Lord God of Israel, under whose wings thou art 
come to trust.  

Deut. 32:10, 11 (KJV)  He found him in a desert land, and in the 
waste howling wilderness; he led him about, he instructed him, he kept 
him as the apple of his eye.  As an eagle stirreth up her nest, 
fluttereth over her young, spreadeth abroad her wings, taketh them, beareth 
them on her wings:  

Isaiah 43:2 (KJV)  When thou passest through the waters, I will 
be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: 
when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither 
shall the flame kindle upon thee.  

Matthew 23:37 (KJV)  O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest 
the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often 
would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth 
her chickens under her wings, and ye would not!  


Wings. Metaphor for the protective outreach of God's power. [NIV 
SB re 17:8] 

This prayer functioned as a blessing by a Temple priest for 
worshipers seeking God's help. Such intercession provides comfort and hope. 
The divine response (vv. 14-16) solidifies the worshiper's faith. 
[Disciple SB] 

Jesus' own experience in Pilate's court, Gethsemane, and on 
Golgotha shows that God's faithful people suffer physical harm and pain. 
In all suffering and trouble we can turn to God, experience His 
presence, and feel the spiritual security He gives. Our problems never 
outnumber God's resources. [Disciple SB] 

God is a shelter, a refuge when we are afraid. The writer's 
faith in the Almighty God as Protector would carry him through all the 
dangers and fears of life. This should be a picture of our 
trust--trading all our fears for faith in him, no matter how intense our fears. 
To do this we must "dwell" and "rest" with him (91:1). By 
entrusting ourselves to his protection and pledging our daily devotion to 
him, we will be kept safe. [Life Application SB] 

Transport yourself mentally from the place where you are sitting 
to a distant and sultry desert. The sun is your fiercest foe, and a 
shady spot your most desired friend. But as far as the eye can see, 
there are no trees ... no caves ... no shady places of refuge. Then 
suddenly you remember a secret place - a haven that the casual eye might 
miss. And there, protected from the heat, you find shade and shelter.  
God's love is like that. A haven ... a refuge ... a shady spot in the 
noonday afflictions of life. Perhaps that's just the "breath of fresh 
air" you need today to persevere in your service for him. If so, then 
"take five" in the shadow of the Almighty (91:1-2) as you look for and 
circle the six "I will's" that God has promised in verses 14-16 for 
those he loves. Be refreshed in his presence today! [Daily Walk 

When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and 
through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest 
through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame 
kindle upon thee. Isa 43:2 (KJV) 

He that by faith chooses God for his protector, shall find all 
in him that he needs or can desire. [Matthew Henry Commentary] 

Why compare God to a bird? Mother birds are known for the 
protection they give their young, especially beneath their own wings. Jesus 
used a similar metaphor when he longed to gather the city of 
Jerusalem under his wings (Luke 13:34). The softness of a bird's 
protection is balanced by the hard, solid protection of a shield in the 
second half of the verse. God provides both for his people. [Quest SB] 

Under His Wings
An article in National Geographic several years ago provided a 
penetrating picture of God's wings. 
After a forest fire in Yellowstone National Park, forest rangers 
began their trek up a mountain to assess the inferno's damage. One 
ranger found a bird literally petrified in ashes, perched statuesquely 
on the ground at the base of a tree. 
Somewhat sickened by the eerie sight, he knocked over the bird 
with a stick. When he struck it, three tiny chicks scurried from 
under their dead mother's wings. 
The loving mother, keenly aware of impending disaster, had 
carried her offspring to the base of the tree and had gathered them 
under her wings, instinctively knowing that the toxic smoke would 
rise. She could have flown to safety, but had refused to abandon her 
When the blaze had arrived and the heat had scorched her small 
body, the mother had remained steadfast. Because she had been willing 
to die, that those under the cover of her wings would live . . . 
"He will cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you 
will find refuge." Psalm 91:4 
Being loved this much should make a difference in your life. 
Remember the One who loves you and then, be different because of it. 
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