Psalm 91: A perfect match for Jesus (or Psalm 91, part 3)

Psalm 91: A perfect match for Jesus

Poetry includes the painting of beliefs, concepts, philosophies and possibilities with words. 

Poetry invites you into the verbal scene to make personal meaning and corresponding understandings and actions.

There is no one correct meaning of a poem but there can easily be incorrect interpretations. 

Psalm 91’s history of meaning is extensive.  It may well be the most diversely interpreted poem of all time.

In this lesson, we will consider Psalm 91 as a psalm of trust depicting a king whom God perfectly cares and protects.

The Lord Jesus Christ is the Ultimate King who aligns perfectly with this beloved psalm.

Psalm 91 Messianic Question
He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty.

Which king perfectly dwells in the shelter of the Most High and lived completely in the shadow of the Almighty?  King Jesus.
I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.”   Of what king can it be totally true that God was His refuge and fortress in whom was full trust?  King Jesus.
For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with his pinions, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness is a shield and buckler. You will not fear the terror of the night, nor the arrow that flies by day,
nor the pestilence that stalks in darkness, nor the destruction that wastes at noonday. A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand,
but it will not come near you.
Which king did God always: DeliverCoverProvide refugeReveal His faithfulnessRemoving all fearPromising entire protection?   King Jesus.
You will only look with your eyes and see the recompense of the wicked. Which king could see the recompense of the wicked?  King Jesus.
Because you have made the Lord your dwelling place— the Most High, who is my refuge —

Which king continuously and without fail made the Lord His dwelling place?  King Jesus.
10 no evil shall be allowed to befall you, no plague come near your tent.   Of what king can it be said, “No evil was allowed to befall you, no plague came near your tent?”  King Jesus.
11 For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways. 12 On their hands they will bear you up, lest you strike your foot against a stone.

Of all kings in history, who do we know to be cared for by angels, and guarded by them in all His ways?  King Jesus.
13 You will tread on the lion and the adder and the young lion and the serpent you will trample underfoot. Which king tread upon the one who “goes about like a roaring lion and who crushed the head of the serpent?”  King Jesus.
14 “Because he holds fast to me in love, I will deliver him; I will protect him, because he knows my name.

Which king holds fast to God in love?  Which king knows God’s name?  King Jesus.
15 When he calls to me, I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will rescue him and honor him. Of what king may it be said, “God answered him when he called, was with him in trouble and rescued him and honored him?  King Jesus.
16 With long life I will satisfy him and show him my salvation.” Which king was saved from the dead and rules eternally?  King Jesus.

What God does fully for His Son, King Jesus, He does in part for His children who are “in Christ.”

  • At salvation, we are adopted into God’s family through the advocacy of our Older Brother, Jesus.
    • For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons,
    • by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!”  Romans 8:15
  • At salvation, God views us as being “in Christ.”
    • So you also must consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus. Romans 6:11
    • There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. Romans 8:1
    • so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another.  Romans 12:5
  • Being in Christ, God delights to do for us in part, what He has done in full for Jesus.
  • When we arrive in the new heaven and new earth, we will experience the fullness of God’s protection and provision.