Behold, His Yeshua, Psalm 91, pt. 9

Behold, His Yeshua!

Psalm 91, part 9

“He will call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will rescue him and honor him.  With a long life, I will satisfy him and let him see My salvation” (vv.15, 16).

I will answer him: Religious Jews pray 3 times a day – morning, afternoon and evening.  These times were model by the Patriarchs:  Abraham prayed in the morning, Genesis 19:27; Isaac prayed in the afternoon, Genesis 24:63; Jacob prayed at night, Genesis 32:9 – 22. God heard the psalmist prayers and answered Him.

I will be with him in trouble; I will rescue him: God is reassuring him that he will be protected from the enemy of physical or spiritual harm.  God is reminding the psalmist that He will hold his hand and that He will help, saying “do not fear” (Isaiah 41:13) – I got you! – cf. John 14:27.

And honor him: God will take away his troubles and his neighbors will honor him as he was victorious over his enemies. His status in the community has now changed as he acknowledges it was God who brought the victory.

Long life: Psalm 90:10 reminded us of the shortness of life. However, sometimes, God gives us a long life with favor and satisfaction.  

Satisfy comes from the Hebrew root “saba” or “sava” which means to be satisfied fully, continually.  It is also the word used for grandfather, “saba”.  A long life often brings the blessing of children and children’s children.  A grandparent is satisfied fully indeed.

See My salvation: In the Hebrew, the word “Salvation” is “Yeshua.” Yeshua is the Hebrew word for Jesus.  Those who love God will see His Yeshua.  Jesus said, “He who has seen Me has seen the Father” (John 14:9).  Those who love God will behold Jesus. To love God is to love Jesus, for Jesus is God (John 1:1, 14).  

Points to Ponder: 

  1. Why do Jews pray 3 times a day? 
  2. Blessings come when the sun rises, therefore we praise Him (Lamentations 3:22 – 24; Psalm 90:14). 
  3. In the afternoon, as the sun begins to go down, we become concerned, we worry, we begin to fear, so we pray (Psalm 94:19; 118:6).  
  4. At night, in the complete darkness, danger lurks, and we cry out to God (Psalm 34:17 – 19).
  5. Our days are numbered (Psalm 90:10, 12).  Whether we have a long life, or a short life, for those who love God, our eyes behold His “Yeshua” (Jesus, Salvation), therefore, day by day, and moment by moment, in the blessings, and during trials we will see Jesus! 

May our eyes be full of Jesus during days of testing!