In a fallen world, there is no guarantee that believers will only receive “good things” from God in our temporal life. Job was a righteous and upright man. Yet, he was afflicted with disease and suffered great losses in his finances and through the death of his family members. His friends attributed it to hidden sin in his life. But this was subsequently disproved. God vindicated Job in the eyes of his friends by showing them they were wrong (Job 42:7) and blessing Job manifold (Job 42:10). People can be so simplistic like Job’s friends, thinking that the reason for personal misfortune is sin and that blessings follow good people.
Is everything in Psalms relevant today? In Psalm 69:22-28, David pronounced curses on his enemies (imprecation), like a witch doctor. Do we then follow his example as eagerly as we would claim Psalm 91 as relevant to us?
In these tumultuous times, we must not be overcome by fear, anxiety and trepidation over the viral pandemic that we lose sight of our calling and spiritual focus. In particular, we need to pray for the front line personnel who are working hard to contain and mitigate the spread of the virus.
PURPOSE IN PAIN
A DANGEROUS WAY TO EXPOUND PSALM 91
TITHE-PAYING CHRISTIANS PROTECTED FROM CORONAVIRUS BY PSALM 91?