Verses 11-12 are the verses the tempter will use when he tells Jesus to test God by throwing himself off the pinnacle of the temple. Jesus might have thought about this psalm which speaks of the protection God offers, about taking shelter and finding refuge in God. What a comfort this image would have been as he sweltered in the desert, hungry, thirsty, and under attack.
What, in your life, threatens to leave you vulnerable and exposed, fearful and ashamed? Imagine yourself living in the shelter of the Most High and abiding in the shadow of the Almighty. What practices might draw you into that place? What difference might it make in your life? How might making the Lord your refuge affect your attitudes and behaviors?
Offer a prayer of thanksgiving for God’s promise of protection and care.