all our roads


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all our roads

Psalm 91:11-13 (JDV)

Psalm 91:11 Yes, he will command his agents orders concerning you, to protect you on all your roads.
Psalm 91:12 They will support you with their hands so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.
Psalm 91:13 You will tread on the lion and the cobra; you will trample the young lion and the serpent.

The road we take will sometimes bring us to places where we might experience “normal human hurts” or even “dangerous enemies” (Rosenberg, 578). It is comforting to know that God has an army of supernatural agents with orders from him to protect us.

In my travels, I have encountered a number of potentially dangerous animals, but never a lion — even in Africa. But I have encountered a great many stones, and sometimes they have hurt me. Does that mean this psalm is untrue? Of course not. If my God — with his armies of supernatural agents deemed it appropriate for me to suffer a bit on my road, I’m sure he had a purpose for it. It will not stop me from traveling. I know he is there, and his army is still at work.

He will be with us on all our roads.

Rozenberg, Martin S, and Bernard M. Zlotowitz. The Book of Psalms: A New Translation and Commentary. Northvale, N.J: Jason Aronson, 1999.


About Jefferson Vann

Jefferson Vann is pastor of Piney Grove Advent Christian Church in Delco, North Carolina. You can contact him at -- !
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