Reflection — September 30th
Psalm 91 is a response of faith and trust to the bleak facts of exile and general human limitation of Psalm 90, which frames book 3 of the Psalms, when Israel is starting to come to terms with the failure of the David project, kings gone wrong as forecast by the prophet Samuel long before. So in verse 1 we live in the shelter of the Most High, under the shadow of the Almighty.
In the Hebrew context, shadow is altogether positive, as with the chicks gathered under a mother’s wings (verse 4 and Matthew 23:37). In English, shadow by itself has a darker meaning, and some people reading this
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