Monday, March 18, 2013

March 18, 2013   

Today's Photograph . . . . To Rest In The Shadow Of The Almighty, We Must Dwell In The Shelter Of The Most High   
Bible Study Verse
Psalms 91:1  
Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. (NIV)

Being a biologist and hunter, I have studied the factors that control animal populations. Three are: food, water, and shelter. The deer population fluctuates according to the limiting factors available. In the wild, predation and hunting also have an effect on populations.

A few Novembers back we hunted whitetail deer in southern Minnesota. Due to the extremely wet fall, most of the corn had not been harvested. There were vast fields of standing corn everywhere. With all the food and shelter, the deer were hard to find. Their normal visits to the small patches of timber for shelter were rare. They were very well hidden and extremely evasive in the large fields of standing corn.

Just as the corn provided shelter and protection for the deer, the above scripture offers us an assurance of God's protection and care. Shade protects us from the sun's harsh rays; God comes between us and anything that would cause us harm.
(Tom L)

Action Point
In order to rest in the shadow of the Almighty, we must dwell in the shelter of the Most High. We must choose God for our guardian by having a personal relationship with Him. 

Being alone with God in prayer, worshiping Him, and meditating on His Word will help us develop this close relationship.

Sportsmen's Tip of the Day
When deer hunting adjacent to standing corn, check the traffic patterns along the corn/timber border. You will usually find an area that is well used.