Psalms 91

Safe and Secure

1When you sit enthroned under the shadow of Shaddai,
you are hidden in the strength of God Most High.
2He’s the hope that holds me and the Stronghold to shelter me,
the only God for me, and my great confidence.
3He will rescue you from every hidden trap of the enemy,
and he will protect you from false accusation
and any deadly curse.
4His massive arms are wrapped around you, protecting you.
You can run under his covering of majesty and hide.
His arms of faithfulness are a shield keeping you from harm.
5You will never worry about an attack of demonic forces at night
nor have to fear a spirit of darkness coming against you.
6Don’t fear a thing!
Whether by night or by day, demonic danger will not trouble you,
nor will the powers of evil launched against you.
7Even in a time of disaster, with thousands and thousands being killed,
you will remain unscathed and unharmed.
8you will be a spectator as the wicked perish in judgment,
for they will be paid back for what they have done!
9-10When we live our lives within the shadow of God Most High,
our secret hiding place, we will always be shielded from harm.
How then could evil prevail against us or disease infect us?
11God sends angels with special orders to protect you wherever you go,
defending you from all harm.
12If you walk into a trap, they’ll be there for you
and keep you from stumbling.
13You’ll even walk unharmed among the fiercest powers of darkness,
trampling every one of them beneath your feet!
14For here is what the Lord has spoken to me:
“Because you have delighted in me as my great lover,
I will greatly protect you.
I will set you in a high place, safe and secure before my face.
15I will answer your cry for help every time you pray,
and you will find and feel my presence
even in your time of pressure and trouble.
I will be your glorious hero and give you a feast.
16You will be satisfied with a full life and with all that I do for you.
For you will enjoy the fullness of my salvation!”

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Ephesians 6:10-20

The Whole Armor of God

10Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. 11Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. 13Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
14Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. 17And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; 18praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints— 19and for me, that utterance may be given to me, that I may open my mouth boldly to make known the mystery of the gospel, 20for which I am an ambassador in chains; that in it I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.

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2 Timothy 1:7

For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.

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