The desert is dreary. The way is long.
The text literally rendered, Shadow of the almighty The change in the last clause presents no particular difficulty, as many similar instances occur; but that from the third person, in the first verse, to the first, in the second, is very awkward, and many shifts have been adopted to get out of it.
The best is to supply the word blessed: By their accumulation the poet makes the sum of assurance doubly sure. Pulpit Commentary Verse 1. He who has his thoughts always on God is said to "dwell in him" - to "make his abode with him" - to "sit down in his secret place.
Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. This is not "tautology. God will extend his "shadow" over the man who places himself under his protection. Or the Supreme; a title of God, who is superior to all beings, the Creator and Preserver of them, God over all, higher than the highest of angels or men; see Genesis Christ, the Son of God, is sometimes compared to the shadow of a rock, or tree, which screens and shelters from heat; as he preserves his people from the heat of a fiery law, the flaming sword of justice, the wrath of God, the fiery darts of Satan, and the fury of persecutors: The Treasury of David 1 He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
Every child of God looks towards the inner sanctuary and the mercy-seat, yet all do not dwell in the most holy place; they run to it at times, and enjoy occasional approaches, but they do not habitually reside in the mysterious presence.
Those who through rich grace obtain unusual and continuous communion with God, so as to abide in Christ and Christ in them, become possessors of rare and special benefits, which are missed by those who follow afar off, and grieve the Holy Spirit of God.
Into the secret place those only come who know the love of God in Christ Jesus, and those only dwell there to whom to live is Christ. To them the veil is rent, the mercy-seat is revealed, the covering cherubs are manifest, and the awful glory of the Most High is apparent: Elect out of the elect, they have "attained unto the first three," and shall walk with their Lord in white, for they are worthy.
Sitting down in the august presence-chamber where shines the mystic light of the Sheckinah, they know what it is to be raised up together, and to be made to sit together with Christ in the heavenlies, and of them it is truly said that their conversation is in heaven.
Special grace like theirs brings with it special immunity. Outer court worshippers little know what belongs to the inner sanctuary, or surely they would press on until the place of nearness and divine familiarity became theirs.
In the most holy place the wings of the cherubim were the most conspicuous objects, and they probably suggested to the Psalmist the expression here employed. Those who commune with God are safe with him, no evil can reach them, for the outstretched wings of his power and love cover them from all harm.
This protection is constant - they abide under it, and it is all-sufficient, for it is the shadow of the Almighty, whose omnipotence will surely screen them from all attack. The Almighty himself is where his shadow is, and hence those who dwell in his secret place are shielded by himself.
What a shade in the day of noxious heat! What a refuge in the hour of deadly storm!
Communion with God is safety. The more closely we cling to our Almighty Father the more confident may we be. Those who believe should also speak - "I will say," for such bold avowals honour God and lead others to seek the same confidence.
Men are apt enough to proclaim their doubts, and even to boast of them, indeed there is a party nowadays of the most audacious pretenders to culture and thought, who glory in casting suspicion upon everything; hence it becomes the duty of all true believers to speak out and testify with calm courage to their own well-grounded reliance upon their God.
Let others say what they will, be it ours to say of the Lord, "he is our refuge. The bird flies away to the thicket, and the fox hastens to its hole, every creature uses its refuge in the hour of danger, and even so in all peril or fear of peril let us flee unto Jehovah, the Eternal Protector of his own.
Let us, when we are secure in the Lord, rejoice that our position is unassailable, for he is our fortress as well as our refuge. No moat, portcullis, drawbridge, wall, battlement and donjon, could make us so secure as we are when the attributes of the Lord of Hosts environ us around.Buy Shadow of the Almighty from Dymocks online BookStore.
Find latest reader reviews and much more at Dymocks. New International Version Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
New Living Translation Those who live in the shelter of the Most High will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty. THE SHADOW OF THE ALMIGHTY. Newman Hall, November 27, "He that dwells in the secret place of the Most High, shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty."—Psalm The desert is dreary.
The way is long. Heavily burdened, a weary traveler slowly drags onward his wounded feet. TSOTA Shadow Of The Almighty Ministries.
THE SHADOW OF THE ALMIGHTY. Newman Hall, November 27, "He that dwells in the secret place of the Most High, shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty."—Psalm The desert is dreary.
The way is long. Heavily burdened, a weary traveler slowly drags onward his wounded feet. Apostle A.O. Solomon, spiritual shepherd to thousands, is founder, president and overseer of The Shadow of the Almighty Ministries, a ministry with a reputation for evangelism, prophecy, deliverance and healing that has grown into ten branches across the United States, and the Shadow of the Almighty Prayer-line, which has a world-wide presence and ministers to more than seven thousand participants .