He that dwelleth in the secret
place of the most High shall
abide under the shadow of the
Almighty. Psalm 91 : 1.
READ : PSALM 91 : 1 – 2.
1 He that dwelleth in the secret
place of the most High shall
abide under the shadow of the
2 I will say of the LORD, He is my
refuge and my fortress: my God;
in him will I trust.
– 46; PSALM 58.
The first thing that strikes you in
Psalm 91 : 1 is that there is
someone called “The Most High”.
He is called “The Most High”
because He is higher than the
highest ( Ecclesiastes 5 :8b ). The
Name of that Person called “The
Most High” is Jesus. It is written
concerning Him in Philippians 2 :
9 that:
“Wherefore God also hath highly
exalted him, and given him a
name which is above every
There is a story about four boys
who were discussing their
fathers. Each boasted about his
own. The first said his father
was the greatest because his
father was the Head of State.
The second boy said his father
was greater because his father
was the physician of the Head of
State. His father could order the
president to stay in bed for one
week and the president would
obey him. The third boy then
said his father was higher than
the fathers of the other two
because his father was the
medicine man of their fathers.
He could kill the two fathers if
he wished. The fourth boy, who
was the son of a messenger,
said his father was the greatest
of all four fathers because, not
only could his father kill all their
fathers, he could also raise the
dead. They were amazed, but he
told them he was not talking
about his physical father but the
One above, whose name is Jesus.
In our reading today, we can see
factors that guarantee us victory
over our enemies. One factor is
that “The Most High” has a
secret place where He hides his
own in the time of trouble. The
secret place of the Most High is
not a building. It is a Name, His
Name. Proverbs 18 : 10 says:
“The name of the LORD is a
strong tower: the righteous
runneth into it, and is safe.”
The Name of Jesus is our secret
place of safety because the
Father has ordained that at the
Name of Jesus, every knee
should bow ( Philippians 2 : 10 ).
We also discover from today’s
Bible reading that there is
someone who is called “The
Almighty”. He is so called
because He is very strong; He
can even do the impossible
( Luke 1 : 37 ). The reason He can
do the impossible is because
power, real power, belongs to
Him ( Psalm 62 : 11 ). The
question then is, “how do I get
under the shadow of this
Almighty God?” It is simple; all
you need to do is to make sure
you are born-again. In other
words, you must be born of God
through the appropriation of
the work of atonement by Jesus
Christ when you confess and
renounce your sinful ways. The
Bible says that only those who
are born of God and live by faith
in Him are victors ( 1 John 5 : 4 –
5 ). Victory is yours in Jesus’
Father, keep me from evil and
let your mighty hand uphold me
that I may not fall away from
your grace and mercy.


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