Daily Devotions with Spurgeon: 4th December

Covered and Protected

He shall cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you shall take refuge: his truth shall be your shield and buckler. (Psalm 91:4)

Just as a hen protects her brood and allows them to nestle under her wings, so will the Lord defend His people and permit them to hide away in Him. Have we not seen the little chicks peeping out from under the mother’s feathers? Have we not heard their little cry of contented joy? In this way let us shelter ourselves in our God and feel overflowing peace in knowing that He is guarding us. While the Lord covers us, we trust.

When we go out to war in His name and enjoy the same guardian care. When we implicitly trust God, even as the chick trusts the hen, we find His truth arming us from head to foot. The Lord cannot lie; He must be faithful to His people; His promise must stand. This sure truth is all the shield we need.

Come, my soul, hide under those great wings, lose thyself among those soft feathers!

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