Psalm 91:5 Day 5
In just the first two verses we find four names of God, or more importantly four characteristics of God, that should inspire faith and courage in our hearts.
1 Whoever dwells in the shelter of the (Elyon) Most High will rest in the shadow of the (Shaddai) Almighty.
2 I will say of the (Yahweh) Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress,
my (Elohim) God, in whom I trust.”
“Elyon” – there is no one higher than God! No one has more authority – HE has the last word! The Bible tells us that someday every king, president, and person of any kind, no matter the rank or title, will kneel and recognize HIS authority.
More importantly – HE has the last word! Not the doctor, employer, peers, etc. Have you given HIM the last word in your situation? Have you come to God and said “I know what others are saying, what I am thinking and feeling, but what do you have to say about it?
“Shaddai” – In the name Shaddai God reveals Himself as the one who can compel the very universe to do what is contrary to itself. If he is more than capable of compelling the universe to do what HE desires – HE is so much more than able to triumph over every obstacle or force that would stand in the way of what God has for you. That is exciting.
Knowing the names of God and what they mean and provide for us can have a significant impact on our experiences as a Christian.
In verse 14 of Psalm 91 we see an example of that in God’s promise to us:
“I will set him on high, because he has known My name.”
Take time today to speak the names and power of God into the various circumstances in your life and be encouraged because HE is more than able!!