Rest in the Shadow

Rest in the shadow
In the shade of the Almighty
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Rest in the shadow
In the shade of the Almighty
The shade of a great Rock
A great Rock in a thirsty land –
Is 32:2,25:4-5

The LORD himself watches over you! The LORD stands beside you as your protective shade. -Ps 121:5 NLT

Come rest secure
In the shadow of His wings
In the shade – the canopy of His glory
Rest, glorious rest!
Is 11:10

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Isaiah 4:5-6 AMP … And the Lord will create over the whole site, over every dwelling place of Mount Zion and over her assemblies, a cloud and smoke by day and the shining of a flaming fire by night; for over all the glory shall be a canopy (a defense of divine love and protection). And there shall be a pavilion[tabernacle] for shade in the daytime from the heat, and for a place of refuge and a shelter from storm and from rain.

From NetBible Isa 4:5-6

  • dwelling place[04349] = established place, habitation
  • canopy[02646] = divine protection, defense
    =>”over all the glory, a canopy.” This may allude to Exod 40:34-35, where a cloud overshadows the meeting tent as it is filled with God’s glory.
  • pavilion[05521] =tabernacle, booth
  • shade[06738] = shadow, protection, defense

Psalm 91:1-2, 4 AMP
1 He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High
Will remain secure and rest in the shadow of the Almighty [whose power no enemy can withstand].
2 I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress,
My God, in whom I trust [with great confidence, and on whom I rely]!”
… He will cover you with His pinions, and under His wings shall you trust and find refuge; His truth and His faithfulness are a shield and a buckler.

From NetBible Ps 91:1

  • dwells[03427] = abides, remains, have one’s abode, to marry (give a dwelling to)
  • shelter[05643] = covering, hiding place, secret place
  • rest[03885] = abide, dwell, lodge{all night}
  • shadow[06738] = shade, protection, defense
  • *  In this psalm an individual (perhaps a priest) addresses one who has sought shelter in the Lord and assures him that God will protect him from danger (vv. 1-13). In vv. 14-16 God himself promises to keep his loyal follower safe.
  • * The Lord is compared here to a bird who protects its young under the shadow of its wings (see v. 4).
  • *  The divine name used here is “Shaddai” (שַׁדַּיshadday; see also Ps 68:14). Shaddai (or El Shaddai) is the mighty king (sovereign judge) of the world who grants life/blesses and kills/judges. In Genesis he blesses the patriarchs with fertility and promises numerous descendants. Outside Genesis he both blesses/protects and takes away life/happiness.
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2 Responses to “Rest in the Shadow”

  1. khollandsblog Says:

    Joy
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    Resting in the shadow of His wings=> in the secret place of “His sheltering love” => a place of peace, rest and the joy of the Lord’s presence => where His glory dwells ….

    ….. Interesting that’s it’s in the shadow – shade => where His glory in all it’s brilliance dwells!

  2. khollandsblog Says:

    From NetBible Canopy:

    CANOPY – kan’-o-pi (chuppah, from a root meaning “to enclose” or “cover”): Isa 4:5 the King James Version has “defence,” the English Revised Version “canopy,” the American Standard Revised Version “covering,” the last being best, though “canopy” has much in its favor. In Ps 19:5 ( Hebrew 19:6) chuppah is used of the bridegroom’s chamber and in Joel 2:16 of the bride’s. Among the Hebrews the chuppah was originally the chamber in which the bride awaited the groom for the marital union.

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