vs 1 God is Real. He has manifested His presence in the universe to every creature through His work of Creation. “Glory of God” – Only God could conceive of and impliment such a wondrous, complex, precious, and beautiful “machine” as Creation. He demonstrates His Glory in His Creation. Examine just one creature, animal or plant; consider one law of science or one molecule of water.
“The Heavens” are plural – more than one. Outer space shows God’s Glory in that only a magnificient King of the Universe could bring such a diverse and power-filled, terrifying structure onto existance. Now ponder that it is so unsearchably vast that we cannot even comprehend its ends (good description of God!), and He continuously keeps it all operational and working together to keep Earth hanging here, a precisly positioned speck in this enormous big empty.
In God’s creation of Outer Space, God gives us a glimpse of Who He is. In man’s “exploration” of space, there is so much we cannot begin to comprehend – just like our understanding of God. We are impeded in our ability to go to what we want to see, and have to peer, squinting, through a telescope, to catch a glimpse of something we try to explain – just like God (only some try to “explain away” God.) We have often misunderstood what we’ve discovered, and our findings led to erroneous conclusions that later and through further observation had to be amended, so we align with truth (at least we should do this.) Space is “different” from Earth. No need of air or water, no night or day, no up or down, sometimes no gravity, sometimes a whole lot! Space operates on a plane very alien (sorry for the pun) to what we take for granted or know “to be real” on earth – just like God. Space is so big and powerful that it is not affected by the things of Earth. The fiercest storms, fires, wars, have no bearing and no effect to alter the operations of Space: it stays the same. These earthly maladies affect God, but He stays the same, nothing can alter Him.
Space seemingly has no beginning or end -just like God (He is endless, not seemingly so.) Just the truth that the Univers goes on forever should cause all who think to contemplate GOD.
vs. 15 You, Lord, promise to hear and answer my prayers and, most of all, to be with me in trouble! WOW! But it doesn’t stop there…You will ( a promise) also deliver and honour –->God’s way’s bring a good reputation and respect; He gives the victory and leaves a good testimony for me while I glorify Him-Praise Jesus!
vs. 16 Long life – There are many Bible examples of people that followed God and “lived many days” before they “slept with their fathers”, but here God promises more than just staying alive; He says, “will I satisfy him”. A long life of misery is no blessing! You are so wonderful, Lord, You have brought to mind Psalm 68:19 – Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits, even the GOD of our salvation, SELAH Thank YOU – I will Selah today!
Keep Psalm, Read 91 began in April 2014. Please look in the archives to read these posts from the beginning.
vs. 11 Angels, not just one! Lord, You’ve charged, or ordered, Your angels to keep me safe and guard all my ways – and they can see that ‘fowler’ that I cannot! Thank You that my guardian angel isn’t a little gold-plated pin I have to attach to my clothing!
vs. 12 Your angels shall ( a promise) carry me and bear me up in their (more than one) arms to protect me from hurt. (Angels are big and strong, God,…so You are keeping me very safe because I know I’m not that heavy.) They will even fight battles against the forces of evil, as they did to reach Daniel. I know not to praise the angels directly because they, themselves in Your Word have objected to it, but I thank You, LORD, for devoting them to me!
vs. 13 Here, LORD, You get specific and name those I will gain victory over, and such beasts I have no hope of defeating alone, but my victory is another promise. My adversaries are strong and terrifying – lions, a dragon, and a snake, but Your promises are sure.
vs. 14 Now You, Lord, are speaking directly in the psalm.
What more afirmation of the promises given but that they are spoken directlyto the reader.
-To know You as Saviour puts me in the place of promise.
-When I set my love upon You or focus my adoration and afections toward you I gain Your protection and help.