Dear Daughter of Almighty God
Psalm 91:4 (ESV)
4 He will cover you with his pinions,
and under his wings you will find refuge;
his faithfulness is a shield and buckler.
Some translations say feathers instead of pinions. God covers us so we can’t be seen. Think of a mother hen with her chicks, they are all around her peaking at the food on the floor. The mother hen senses danger and calls for her chicks and she hides them under her wings. When those chicks are all tucked up you can’t see them. When we rely on God, when danger comes calling He will call us to come under His protection. When we are hiding in God the devil can’t find us.
Refuge means safe haven, sanctuary, shelter, protection, place of safety, asylum. Gods faithfulness to us is a shield (protect, guard, defend, shelter, screen, safeguard, protection). God not only protects us but defends us, guards us from the dangers around, shelters us from attack, is a screen that the devil can’t see round.
A buckler is a small shield that goes on the arm so God is there for the small problems too. No attack, danger or any situation is too big or too small to get Gods attention. We can chose to ignore God and not hide in Him, but that would be silly when He has provided for us.
Refuge, shield and buckler all have similar meanings protection, shelter for example I think God is trying to get something through to us. He is our protection, our shelter, our place of safety.
Live in Gods protection.
Your loving sister Amanda
1 Corinthians 13