Saturday, September 3, 2016

God’s Secret Place

He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High
shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.”
Psalm 91:1

The “shadow of the Almighty” is not the “secret place of the Most High”.  The shadow of the Almighty is where those who dwell in God’s secret place choose to stay.
God’s secret place is in the Spirit, and those who walk in it choose to stay under God’s wing, that is, in His shadow.  They never go out and try to accomplish things on their own.  They are safe, with their lives hidden with Christ in God, and they love it.
Many have gone out on their own, “thinking to do God service,” but in the end, doing so cost them dearly.  God condemned them: “I have not sent these prophets, yet they ran: I have not spoken to them, yet they prophesied” (Jer. 23:21).  Walking in the Spirit, we wait; we deny the flesh’s urging to do something before God commands it to be done.  We rest in God’s shadow, and stay acceptable in His sight.  Paul summed it up when he said, “Walk in the Spirit, and you will not fulfill the lusts of the flesh” (Gal. 5:16).
Let’s do that.  Let’s dwell in God’s secret place of the Spirit; all who do that choose to abide in the safety of His shadow.