Read Psalm 91
I. TRUSTING HIS PRESENCE 91:1-2
- What four words in these two verses are used to describe the Lord?
- Look up each word in the dictionary and write out the definition. What does each one mean to you?
- What three conditions need to be met in order to experience His presence? Have you met these conditions?
- What difference does His presence make when our world unravels? Give phrases from Psalm 46.
- Give the three pronouns in vs.1-2 that emphasize the Psalmist’s personal relationship to God. On what basis can you make the same claim today?
II. TRUSTING HIS PROTECTION 91:3-4
- What two things does God save us from? vs.3-4 Give a contemporary application for each.
- What descriptive phrase emphasizes that the protection God gives is very personal to Him and to us? v.4
- What object is used to describe God’s protection in v.4?
- In what practical way does a shield act as protection to the person behind it? How effective is the protection of a shield if a person steps out from behind it? Why is it critical to not allow any distance between the shield and the person being protected by it?
- How protected are you today?
III. TRUSTING HIS PEACE 91:5-6
- In what four situations does God provide peace? vs.5-6
- Is there any reason to lose a good night’s sleep because of fear or worry? Psalm 4:8; Philippians 4:6-7
- What descriptions are used of the Lord in Psalm 27:1-6?
- Give the phrases in Psalm 27:1-6 that describe the dangerous situations in which we can have peace. Apply each one to a situation you have experienced previously, one you may encounter in the future, or to the world today.
IV. TRUSTING HIS PERSPECTIVE 91:7-8
- Write out in your own words the perspective of one who is safe when trouble is all around.
- What phrase in v.8 indicates that no one will get by with their evil actions?
- What unique perspective did the prophet Elisha give to his servant in 2 Kings 6:15-17?
- What similar perspective does 1 John 4:4 give?
- What trouble, tension, turmoil, tragedy or trial is surrounding you? What is your perspective? After reading these verses, ask God to open your eyes, so that you see the big picture from His perspective.
V. TRUSTING HIS POWER 91:9-13
- What is the condition for no harm befalling you? v.9
- What word implies this includes your home and your family? v.10
- Are there exceptions to this? Why? John 9:1-3, 11:1-4; Hebrews 11:32-40.
- How do you know you have an angel assigned to you? 11
- What are some of the things that angels do? 1 Kings 19:1-8; 2 Kings 19:32-36; Psalm 34:7, 103:20; Matthew 4:11; 13:36-43, 49; 24:31; Acts 5:17-20, 12:1-11; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; Hebrews 1:14; Revelation 5:11-12.
- What could the lion and the cobra represent? v.13; 1 Peter 5:8; Revelation 12:9, 20:2.
- When do we receive the power of God? Acts 1:8
- In His power, what can we overcome? 1 John 2:12-14, 5:3-5
- If you are defeated in your Christian life, why?
VI. TRUSTING HIS PROMISES 91:14-16
- List the promises in vs.14-16 phrase by phrase.
- What are the three conditions given for receiving them?
- What do you need to do now to meet the conditions so that you can claim His promises?
- Write out v.14-16, substituting your name for “he” or “him.”
- Would you choose now to trust God more?
This Bible study was prepared especially for the Fall 2020 Newsletter.