Mary Ames (19 March 2011)
"Re:Cesium-137 Concerns"

Regarding Deborah's post on the Cesium-137's concern:

I take a pretty simple view on things so this may be a naive way of looking at this question--but how about just claiming Psalm 91?  My family and I have been doing that for years and we have some fairly incredible testimonies--as I am sure many of you all do.   We get criticized for our faith from time to time--and we have even been accused of trusting in Him too much. 

Our response is that He says what He says and He can't lie, right? Of course, we can't jump off the roof and expect Him to save us; that would be testing Him.  

We can only do so much to protect ourselves and I believe we should do the reasonable things that He shows us to do.  But, as you know, we can't  possibly cover all the bases.  It is so much easier to claim the promises in this Psalm, don't you think?  From the way I read the Psalm, it covers just about anything bad that could happen.  As Believers, aren't we supposed to be able to claim all the promises in scripture?  

One thing of note which acts as a disclaimer:  at the end of the Psalm, there appears to be some conditions to getting this protection.....

Psalm 91:1-16 (From the Literal Translation)

(1)  He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide in the shade of the Almighty.
(2)  I will say to YHWH: My Refuge and my Fortress, my God; I will trust in Him.
(3)  For He delivers you from the fowler's snare, from destruction's plague.
(4)  With His feathers He will cover you, and under His wings you shall seek refuge; His truth is a shield and buckler.
(5)  You shall not fear the terror of night, nor of the arrow that flies by day;
(6)  of the plague that walks in darkness, nor of the destruction laying waste at noonday.
(7)  A thousand shall fall by your side, and a myriad at your right hand; it shall not come near you.
(8)  Only with your eyes you shall look, and see the retribution of the wicked.
(9)  Because You, O YHWH, are My refuge; You make the Most High Your habitation,
(10)  no evil shall happen to You, nor shall any plague come near Your tent.
(11)  For He shall give His angels charge over You, to keep You in all Your ways.
(12)  They shall bear You up in their hands, that You not dash Your foot on a stone.
(13)  You shall tread on the lion and adder; the young lion and the serpent You shall trample under foot.
(14)  Because He has set His love on Me, therefore I will deliver Him; I will set Him on high because He has known My name.
(15)  He shall call on Me and I will answer Him; I will be with Him in distress; I will rescue Him and honor Him.
(16)  I will satisfy him with length of days, and will make Him see My salvation.

Blessings to all,

Mary Ames