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Staying in the shelter

By admin
13 August 2013

He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High Will abide in the shadow of the Almighty.  will say to the Lord, "My refuge and my fortress; my God in whom I trust. For it is He who delivers you from the snare of the trapper and from the deadly pestilence." Psalm 91:1-3

The word “dwell” is passing from our language. It carries with it the idea of staying for a time, settling down. The mature Christian knows that God desires his children to stay – not run into – his shelter. Other translations use the word “abide” – again, conveying the sense that we live in the shelter of his arms.

The key is this: abide. Don’t wait for the crisis. The word “shelter” can also be translated “secret place.” This abiding is not something that is prominently displayed.

Our Lord counseled us to pray in secret; the results will be public enough.