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Bible Commentaries

Gaebelein's Annotated Bible

Psalms 91

Verses 1-16

Psalms 91:0

Christ, the Second Man

1. In dependence (Psalms 91:1-2 )

2. In security (Psalms 91:3-8 )

3. His triumph and exaltation (Psalms 91:9-16 )

This Psalm has no inscription. Its author is unknown, but we know it is the testimony of the Spirit of God concerning the second Man, our Lord. Satan knew this also for he quoted this Psalm to our Lord in Matthew 4:1-25 , omitting the words “in all thy ways” (Psalms 91:11-12 and Matthew 4:6 ). It is the Psalm God’s people love to read on account of its precious assurances given to those who put their trust in Him. In a larger and prophetic sense we have here the blessings of God’s power in the kingdom age when under the rule of the King His people will be kept from all evil. But let us not forget that we have in it a prophetic picture of our Lord as He walked as the dependent Man on the earth. He dwelled in the secret place of the Most High and trusted in Him, walking in perfect obedience. Death had no claim on His life, for He knew no sin. No evil could come near Him. Angels ministered unto Him. The lion and the adder--Satan in his two-fold character, as the powerful enemy and as the sneaking, hidden serpent--He tramples under His feet. And some day the enemy will also be completely bruised under the feet of His people. Then His exaltation, “I will set Him on high.”

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Bibliographical Information
Gaebelein, Arno Clemens. "Commentary on Psalms 91". "Gaebelein's Annotated Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/gab/psalms-91.html. 1913-1922.