He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High
Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress;
My God, in Him I will trust.”
– Psalm 91:1-2 NKJV
There are a number of different ways to describe the abiding life. In Psalm 91 it is called the secret place. This well-known Psalm begins by describing the life of those who live this way.
Let’s take a look at these verses. I found the AMPC and YLT particularly helpful while studying this portion of scripture.
He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall remain stable and fixed under the shadow of the Almighty [Whose power no foe can withstand].
I will say of the Lord, He is my Refuge and my Fortress, my God; on Him I lean and rely, and in Him I [confidently] trust!
– Psalm 91:1-2 AMPC
He who is dwelling In the secret place of the Most High, In the shade of the Mighty lodgeth habitually, He is saying of Jehovah, `My refuge, and my bulwark, my God, I trust in Him,’
– Psalm 91:1-2 Young’s Literal Translation (YLT)
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An excerpt from Matthew Henry’s Commentary explains a little about this kind of life.
…It is the privilege and comfort of those that do so that they abide under the shadow of the Almighty; He shelters them and comes between them and every thing that would annoy them, whether storm or sunshine. They shall not only have an admittance, but a residence, under God’s protection; He will be their rest and refuge forever…
-from Matthew Henry’s Commentary on Psalm 91
Are you dwelling in the secret place?
The Secret Place
I thank You for the bitter things
They’ve been a friend to grace,
They’ve driven me from the paths of ease
To storm the secret place.
I thank You for the friends who’ve failed
To meet my soul’s deep need;
They’ve driven me to the Savior’s feet
Upon His love to feed.
I’m grateful too, through all life’s way
No one could satisfy,
And so I’ve found in You alone
My rich, my full supply!
– Florence White Willett