Psalm 91:1 – Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High, will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
The word ‘Dwell’ here is about residing in the place that is permanent and secure. This is in contrast to the temporary or short-term transient dwelling. The depth of this passage is to say that we are no longer to be alone—apart from the Lord—living in the effects of sin.
So, the passage is an invitation—that the beginning of a life of salvation is a life that now dwells—lives with the Lord. This is in contrast to the coming and going that we tend to do with the Lord. We are not to visit the Lord’s house. Rather, we are to make His house our own house/dwelling. When that occurs, it says that we will find rest in the shadow of the almighty.
To find rest, means that we are no longer wandering from one place to another—that sense of restlessness, (ants in your pants), that is easily swayed by the world. To live in the shadow of the almighty is the language of being ‘under the Lord’s personal care and protection’ watching over us. One imagery of this nearness of God is to feel the breath of God on your neck—He is ever so close, so near, and so over us.